Bakrie Sangatta power station

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Bakrie Sangatta power station is a cancelled power station in Sangatta Mining Area, East Kutai (Kutai Timur), East Kalimantan, Indonesia. It is also known as Sangatta Mines.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bakrie 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 2 cancelled coal - unknown 100 subcritical
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 100 subcritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 2 PT Bakrie Indo Infrastructure [100.0%]
Unit 1 PT Bakrie Indo Infrastructure [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Kaltim Prima Coal Sangatta coal mine

Background on Project

In July 2009, the Bakrie Group first announced plans to build a 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.[1]

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.[2] 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. [3] In May 2012, Bakrie gave 2017 as the plant's completion date.[4]

There has been little mention of the project since then, and it is unclear whether it is still active. With no developments in four years, it appears as of May 2016 that the project has been abandoned.

In August 2019 the BUMI Sangatta power station was proposed as a 2 x 200 mine-mouth plant at the Sengatta mine.

Articles and Resources


  1. Bakrie Power Bangun PLTU di Kalimantan Timur, Tempo, 14 July 2009.
  2. Bakrie Power akan bangun PLTU Mulut Tambang, Antara News, 12 Feb. 2012.
  3. Bakrie Power-Kepco Investasi US$ 400 Juta, Bakrie Global press release, 15 Feb. 2012.
  4. Bakrie Power Targetkan Proyek PLTU Mulut Tambang Beroperasi 2017, Bakrie Global press release, 1 May 2012.

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