Bukit Asam minemouth power station
Buket Asam minemouth power station is a proposed 200-megawatt (MW) power station in Myanmar.
The location of the plant is still undetermined.
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." 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.
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.
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.
There have been no further developments on the project since December 2016, and it appears to be shelved.
- Sponsor: Bukit Asam
- Parent company:
- Location: underdetermined
- Status: Shelved
- Capacity: 200 MW (Units 1-2: 100 MW)
- Start date:
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Resources and articles
- "Is This the Wrong Century for Coal to be King in Burma?" The Irrawaddy, March 28, 2013
- "Bukit Asam to build Myanmar power plants" Jakarta Post, July 27, 2013.
- Khoirul Amin, "Bukit Asam targets 30% increase in sales," The Jakarta Post, March 31, 2015
- "PTBA Explores the Power Plant Expansion in Myanmar and Vietnam," Bukit Asam website, 16 December 2016