Asahimas Chemical power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Asahimas Chemical power station is a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Banten Province, Indonesia, at the site of the Asahimas Chemical factory.


The undated satellite photo below shows the Asahimas Chemical factory in the city of Cilegon, where the proposed coal plant would be built.

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In February 2016 Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC, and Japan External Trade Organization released a study of a 3 x 150 MW coal plant sponsored by Asahi Glass at Ayer near Cilegon in Banten province. According to the report, plants of 600 MW in size and using ultrasupercritical combustion were initially studied, modeled after the Hirono power station in Japan; however, such plants would require bituminous coal, which in Indonesia is reserved for export. For domestically available subbituminous coal, the study observed that a unit size of 1,000 MW or larger would be necessary. For smaller units, ultra-supercritical combustion was considered to be impractical with Indonesian subbitumious coal due to the expensive materials that would be necessary to prevent corrosion. For that reason, the study covered not only ultra-supercritical but also supercritical, subcritical, and circulating fluidized bed combustion.[1]

In April 2015 Asahi Glass of Japan said it plans to build a 250 MW coal-fired power plant in Indonesia, at the site of the company's Asahimas Chemical factory to generate its own electricity for producing chemical products. The company plans to spend a total of US$400 million on the project. The plant would use locally produced coal, as well as some biomass fuel. It is scheduled to go online in 2017, according to the sources.[2]

In April 2016 Kawasaki Heavy Industries said it had received an order from Taiwanese company Formosa Heavy Industries Corp. (FHI) for two 150 MW class steam turbine power generation facilities, to install at an Asahi Glass factory in Indonesia.[3] It is planned for 2018.[4]

Construction of the plant began in Q4 of 2016.[5] In September 2018 Asahimas's parent company Asahi Glass stated that the Banten factory expansion containing the new power station would begin operations in Q2 2021.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Asahimas Chemical
  • Parent company: Asashi Glass 52.5%, Mitsubishi 11.5%, Rodamas 18%, Ableman Finance 18%[7]
  • Location: Cilegon city, Banten Province, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -6.0293475, 105.9398746 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Capacity: 300 MW (Units 1 & 2: 150 MW)
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: 2021[8]
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  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Study on Coal-Fired Power Plant in Anyer, The Republic of Indonesia," Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Erst & Young ShinNihon LLC, and Japan External Trade Organization, February 2015
  2. "Asahi Glass plans coal plant to power production," Nikkei, Apr 8, 2015
  3. "Kawasaki to Provide Two 150 MW Steam Turbine Power Facilities to Factory in Indonesia," Kawasaki, Apr. 25, 2016
  4. "Asahimas Chemical to triple exports this year," The Jakarta Post, February 13, 2016
  5. AGC – Cilegon Coal-Fired Power Plant 300 MW – Banten - Project Profile, Timetric, February 2018
  6. AGC to Increase its PVC Production Capacity in Indonesia, AGC, Sep. 5, 2018
  7. PT Asahimas resumes production at No. 2 VCM unit,, Dec. 3, 2019
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