Bukit Asam minemouth power station

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Bukit Asam minemouth power station is a cancelled power station in Unknown, Myanmar.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bukit Asam minemouth power station Unknown, Myanmar 19.073465, 96.67104 (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
Unit 4 cancelled coal - unknown 200 subcritical
Unit 3 cancelled coal - unknown 200 subcritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 2 PT Bukit Asam Tbk [100.0%]
Unit 1 PT Bukit Asam Tbk [100.0%]
Unit 4 PT Bukit Asam Tbk [100.0%]
Unit 3 PT Bukit Asam Tbk [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): mine-mouth


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

The page on Bukit Asam's website discussing the project has been removed. There have been no further developments on the project since December 2016, and it appears to be cancelled.

Articles and Resources


  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, December 16, 2016

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