Balikpapan Coal Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor

Balikpapan Coal Terminal (BCT) is one of the largest coal terminals in Indonesia located in East Kalimantan province and is owned by PT Bayan Resources Tbk.


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BCT has a handling throughput capacity of 15.0 million tonnes and a stockpiling capacity of approximately one million tonnes across 16 stockpiles. Since commencing operations in 1995, BCT has handled more than 55.0 million tonnes of coal and loaded more than 1,000 vessels. In 2007, PT Bayan Resources completed the expansion of BCT, increasing annual throughput capacity by an additional six million tonnes to its current 15 million tonnes per annum.[1]

The port is capable of handling 60,000 DWT coal bulk carriers.[2] It also has a loading facility with a capacity of 4,000 tons per hour. With a computerized system to store coal, BCT mixes coal from 4 stockpiles.[3]

As of 2018, the terminal is still active.[4]

Proposed terminal

In July 2014 it was reported that Indonesia planned to build 14 dedicated coal terminals on the islands of Kalimantan and Sumatra in a bid to curb illegal coal exports. One of the proposed locations was Balikpapan (where a new terminal would be added as an addition to the existing terminal). However the government was finding it difficult to obtain private funding for the terminals in the current environment of depressed coal prices.[5] There has been no news on this proposal since 2014, so it has likely been shelved.

Project Details

  • Operator: PT Bayan Resources
  • Annual Capacity (Tonnes): 15 million
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Exports
  • Coal source: Indonesia

Articles and Resources


  1. "Ports and Shipping," PT Bayan Resources, accessed May 2012.
  2. "Indo Coal" Indo Coal accessed September 14, 2011.
  3. "Genma Ship Loader to Balikpapan Coal Terminal (BCT) by Genma SolutionNauticExpo". Nauticexpo. Retrieved 2021-09-06.
  4. "Genma delivers ship loader to Balikpapan Coal Terminal, Indonesia". CWGRP. 2018-09-06. Retrieved 2021-09-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Indonesia's plan for dedicated coal ports will face funding issues, may hit exports: analysts," Platts, 4 July, 2014

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