Amman Mineral power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Amman Mineral power station is a 112-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant at the Amman Mineral smelter in Sekongkang Atas, West Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. A further 300 MW is under construction.


The satellite photo below shows the approximate location of the project in West Nusa Tenggara. Additional satellite photography from Planet shows construction of the smelter occurring between May 2020 and November 2020.

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Background on Plant

The plant's currently operating 4 x 28 MW units power PT Amman Mineral's mining activities at the Batu Hijau copper mine in West Nusa Tenggara.[1][2]

In January 2018, PT Amman Mineral received environmental permits to construct a smelter near the Batu Hijau copper mine, which would require additional power facilities in order to operate.[3] In June 2018 the bidding to build two additional units was won by Taihao International, Hydropower International, and Shanghai Electric Power Construction Joint Venture.[4] The project will cost 1.5 billion yuan.[4] In June 2019 construction of the smelter was in the Front End Engineering Development (FEED) phase and the overall project was described as being 13.6% complete by PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara.[5] In November 2019 the Nusa Tenggara provincial government appointed a committee whose purpose is to increase coordination and accelerate construction of the smelter.[6] In November 2019 the plant was described as having a capacity of 300-500 MW.[6]

In April 2020, PT Amman Mineral requested to delay completion of the smelter by 18 months, pushing the target completion back from 2022 to 2023/2024.[7] Delayed completion of the smelter will likely delay completion of the 2 x 150 MW power station expansion as well.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara
  • Parent company: PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara
  • Location: Sekongkang Atas, West Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -8.9012149, 116.7392996 (exact)
  • Status: Units 1-4: Operating; Units 5-6: Construction
  • Gross Capacity: Unit 1-4: 4 x 28 MW; Units 5-6: 2 x 150 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In Service: Units 1-4: 2000; Units 5-6: 2023/2024
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