Sumsel-1 power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Indonesiacoal}} Sumsel-1 power station, also known as South Sumatra 1, is a proposed 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired station in South Sumatra Province, Indonesia.


The undated satellite photo below shows the proposed location for the plant in Tanjung Menang village, Rambang Dangku District.[1]

Planet satellite photos show construction progress from March 2017 to April 2018.

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Background on Plant

In the 2015-2024 PLN long-range supply plan, Sumsel-1 power station in proposed for 2020/2021.[2] in the 2017-2026 plan, the project is advanced to 2019/2020.[3]

The project is estimated to cost US$700 million. In January 2016 the project was contracted out on a "building-owning-operating" (BOO) mode to China Shenhua.[4]

In April 2017, China Shenhua reported to its shareholders that the company had received "on-side permission approval" to begin construction works.[5]

The project is listed as under Construction in the 2018-2027 PLN long-range plan.[6] PLN has assigned responsibility for developing the plant to its subsidiary Pembangkitan Jawa Bali Investasi (PJBI).[7]

Environmental Impact

In January 2018 it was reported that construction of the plant was causing flooding and damage to an adjacent oil palm plantation.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: China Shenhua
  • Location: Tanjung Menang village, Rambang Dangku District, Muara Enim Regency, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -3.47666667, 103.99916667 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross Capacity: 2 x 300 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: 2021
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  • Source of financing: Bank of China, China Construction Bank, ICBC[9]

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