Bukit Asam minemouth power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Buket Asam minemouth power station is a proposed 200-megawatt (MW) power station in Myanmar.


The location of the plant is still undetermined.[1]


According to a March 2013 article in The Irrawaddy, PT Bukit Asam (PTBA), a company owned by the Indonesian government, has proposed to build a 200 MW coal plant at the mouth of a coal mine "which probably does not exist yet."[1] The plant is estimated at US$320 million, and is considered a "test case" for the company before deciding on a second project developing a further 2x200-MW power plant.[2]

In 2015 PTBA finance director Achmad Sudarto said his firm was carrying out a feasibility study for its plan to build power plants in Myanmar and Vietnam. Each would be 2 x 300 MW, with a planned operation date of 2019.[3]

In December 2016, Bukit Asam said it was negotiating with the Ministry of Electricity Myanmar to build a 200 MW (2 x 100 MW) power plant in Myanmar.[4]

There have been no further developments on the project since December 2016, and it appears to be cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Bukit Asam
  • Parent company:
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  • Location: underdetermined
  • Coordinates:
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 200 MW (Units 1-2: 100 MW)
  • Type:
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  • Coal Type:
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  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Is This the Wrong Century for Coal to be King in Burma?" The Irrawaddy, March 28, 2013
  2. "Bukit Asam to build Myanmar power plants" Jakarta Post, July 27, 2013.
  3. Khoirul Amin, "Bukit Asam targets 30% increase in sales," The Jakarta Post, March 31, 2015
  4. "PTBA Explores the Power Plant Expansion in Myanmar and Vietnam," Bukit Asam website, 16 December 2016

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