Bukit Bukaka power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Bukit Bukaka power station is listed in several sources as a proposed 1300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in South Sumatra, Indonesia. The project probably never existed.


In 1994 it was reported that Malaysia's Sikap Power Management Services and Indonesia's Bukaka Teknik Utama were signing a deal to build 5,000 MW of coal capacity over a 15-20 year period in Sumatra with distribution to Indonesia and Malaysia, and "later possibly to Singapore, Thailand and even the Philippines." The plant would cost US$7.5 billion, with an additional US$2 billion for land and underwater distribution lines, as part of a proposed grid linking members of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations. The coal plant would be the first stage and would be located near mines operated by Bukit Asam, the state-owned mining company.[1]

This specific plant, while listed in a variety of databases, probably never existed — Bukaka, listed as the plant's developer, is a coal services company, not a coal power plant developer. Also, the plant is listed as being in "Bukit Asam" — but Bukit Asam is a company, not a location. This supposed project probably actually refers to one of Bukit Asam's projects in South Sumatra, such as Bangko Tengah power station or Banjarsari power station.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: SIKAP/PT Bukaka Teknik Utama
  • Parent company:
  • Location: South Sumatra
  • Coordinates: -3.7317234, 103.7977445 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled (or never existed)
  • Gross Capacity: 1300 MW (4 units: 500 MW, 500 MW, 150 MW, 150 MW)
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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