BUMI Sangatta power station

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BUMI Sangatta power station is a cancelled power station in Sangatta Mining Area, East Kutai (Kutai Timur), East Kalimantan, Indonesia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
BUMI Sangatta power station Sangatta Mining Area, East Kutai (Kutai Timur), East Kalimantan, Indonesia 0.605, 117.481 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 200 unknown
Unit 2 cancelled coal - unknown 200 unknown

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 PT Bumi Resources Tbk [100.0%]
Unit 2 PT Bumi Resources Tbk [100.0%]

Background on Project

In August 2019 PT BUMI Resources announced a plan to build a mine-mouth plant by its parent company Bakrie's Sangatta mine. BUMI stated that the plant would help provide power to the Indonesia's proposed new capital in East Kalimantan.[1]

As of November 2021, the project had not progressed in more than two years, and appears to be shelved. In September 2023, the power station was presumed to be cancelled.

Earlier 2 x 100 MW Proposal

In July 2009, the Bakrie Group announced plans to build Bakrie Sangatta power station, a smaller two-unit, 200-MW mine-mouth coal-fired power plant near Kaltim Prima Coal's Sangatta coal mine in East Kalimantan. The project was scheduled to begin construction in 2010, and to go online in 2013.[2]

In February 2012, Bakrie once again stated its intention to build the plant, after presenting their plans to the East Kalimantan governor. At that point, the project had already gone through technical studies and environmental assessment.[3] Cost at that time was given as $350-400 million, and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) had been brought into the project as contractor. Bakrie planned to begin construction in 2013, and bring the plant online in 2016 but the plant was never built.[4]

Articles and Resources


  1. Donald Banjarnahor, Sambut Ibu Kota Baru, BUMI Bangun PLTU di Kaltim, CNBC Indonesia, Aug. 30, 2019
  2. Bakrie Power Bangun PLTU di Kalimantan Timur, Tempo, 14 July 2009.
  3. Bakrie Power akan bangun PLTU Mulut Tambang, Antara News, 12 Feb. 2012.
  4. Bakrie Power-Kepco Investasi US$ 400 Juta, Bakrie Global press release, 15 Feb. 2012.

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