Delong Nickel Phase II power station

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Delong Nickel Phase II power station is an operating power station of at least 1840-megawatts (MW) in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as 德龙镍业印尼肯达里自备电厂二期.

Location

Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Delong Nickel Phase II power station Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia -3.8282793, 122.4662306 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 08, Unit 05, Unit 06, Unit 07: -3.8282793, 122.4662306
  • Unit 03, Unit 01, Unit 04, Unit 02: -3.8279104, 122.4682708
  • Unit 10, Unit 11, Unit 09: -3.8274877, 122.462752

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 08 operating coal - unknown 135 unknown 2021
Unit 03 operating coal - unknown 135 unknown 2020
Unit 01 operating coal - unknown 135 unknown 2020
Unit 04 operating coal - unknown 135 unknown 2021
Unit 05 operating coal - unknown 135 unknown 2021
Unit 06 operating coal - unknown 135 unknown 2021
Unit 07 operating coal - unknown 135 unknown 2021
Unit 02 operating coal - unknown 135 unknown 2020
Unit 10 operating coal - unknown 380 unknown 2021
Unit 11 shelved coal - unknown 380 unknown
Unit 09 operating coal - unknown 380 unknown 2022

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 08 PT Obsidian Stainless Steel [100.0%]
Unit 03 PT Obsidian Stainless Steel [100.0%]
Unit 01 PT Obsidian Stainless Steel [100.0%]
Unit 04 PT Obsidian Stainless Steel [100.0%]
Unit 05 PT Obsidian Stainless Steel [100.0%]
Unit 06 PT Obsidian Stainless Steel [100.0%]
Unit 07 PT Obsidian Stainless Steel [100.0%]
Unit 02 PT Obsidian Stainless Steel [100.0%]
Unit 10 PT Obsidian Stainless Steel [100.0%]
Unit 11 PT Obsidian Stainless Steel [100.0%]
Unit 09 PT Obsidian Stainless Steel [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): other metals & mining
  • Captive industry: Power


Financing

  • Source of financing: 2020: Chinese institutions involved in the deal were Bank of China (BOC), China Development Bank, China Construction Bank, ICBC, Agricultural Bank of China, CITIC bank, China Merchants Bank, and Tai Fung Bank. The transaction of USD 1.05bn funded a nickel mine, a 2.5 million tonne/year stainless steel smelting plant, the thermal power project and a 40 million tonnes multi-functional port. It is not known how much was attributed to the power plant.

Background on Project

In September 2017 a contract to build the plant was awarded to Zhongtian Guoneng Power Engineering.[1] The contract period is from October 2017 through July 31, 2019.[1] The plant would be operated PT Obsidian Stainless Steel, a joint venture of Xiamen Xiangyu Group and Jiangsu Delong Nickel Industry Co., which owns the existing Delong Nickel power station at the same location.[1] In August 2019 it was reported that construction of the smelter would begin in October 2019.[2] In April 2020 the smelter's first production line began to operate.[3] Unit 1 was commissioned in April 2021.[4]

In December 2020, eight Chinese financial institutions announced that they had reached a funding agreement for the integrated Delong Nickel production facilities, which include the Delong Nickel Phase II power station along with a Nickel Mine, a Steel Smelting Plant, and a Multi-Functional Port. The eight Chinese institutions involved in the deal were Bank of China (BOC), China Development Bank, China Construction Bank, ICBC, Agricultural Bank of China, CITIC bank, China Merchants Bank, and Tai Fung Bank.[5]

Unit 8 began operating in June 2021.[6] Unit 10 began operating in October 2021.[7] Unit 9 began operating in January 2022[8], after Units 1-8 and Unit 10 were already operating.[9][10]

The power station appeared to be holding space for an additional 380 MW unit in 2022, considered Unit 11. The unit was presumed shelved.[8]

In March 2023, the power station was described as "2×125MW+6×135MW+2×380MW", further suggesting that the power station was fully operational with ten units.[11]

Environmental Impact

Residents living near the Delong Nickel Smelter began to complain about pollution from coal dust almost immediately after the Delong Nickel power station began operation. The coal dust regularly blows up to 3 kilometers away from the power station and coats everything, both indoors and outdoors. Children in the area have also began coughing and having difficulty breathing.[12]

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