Mulut Tambang power station
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Mulut Tambang power station (also known as South Sumatra 9, Sumsel-9, or SS-9) is a proposed 1,200-megawatt (MW) mine-mouth coal power plant in South Sumatra Province, Indonesia.
The map below shows the location of Rawas Ilir District, the approximate location where the plant will be built, in Musi Rawas Regency, South Sumatra Province.
In March 2006, Indonesia Energy Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro announced that PLN was planning to build a two-unit, 1,200-MW, $2 billion mine-mouth coal-fired power plant in Rawas Ilir District. PLN signed a memorandum of understanding with Sojitz, coal miner PT Triaryani, and AES Transpower for the construction of the plant. Completion was then scheduled for 2010.
In early 2012, PLN was planning to begin the tender process for Mulut Tambang plant in June 2012, with the plant going online in 2016. In July 2012, PLN hired HSBC as transaction advisor for both this project and for the Sumsel-10 power station.
In February 2015, the Indonesian government allocated 70 trillion Rupiah (about $1.1 billion) in funds for this project and Sumsel-10. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Finance stated that the plant would be tendered in 2015, funds would be disbursed in 2016, and the plant would be completed by 2020. Since the plant would be a mine-mouth plant, land acquisition is not necessary.
In April 2015, PLN's Director of Procurement Amin Subekti said it will ask for bids in mid-May and will then evaluate bids for two months to determine a winner. At that point, the winner will be able to seek funding.
According to the PLN 2017-2026 long range plan, Sumsel-9 and Sumsel-10 need to be reassessed due to the shelving of the Java-Sumatra HVDC Interconnection System. They will be included in the power balance of the Sumatra system, but their implementation will have to wait for the readiness of the Sumatra system to receive plants of a larger scale.
In February 2018 PT Bukit Asam stated that it was interested in participating in an auction for Sumsel-10 and Sumsel-9 but that it did not know when an auction would occur.
The PLN supply plans for 2018-2027 and 2019-2028 do not show this project. As of November 2020 the project has not progressed in more than four years, and appears to be cancelled.
- Sponsor: TBD
- Parent company:
- Location: Rawas Ilir District, Musi Rawas Regency, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia
- Coordinates: -2.618, 103.127 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Gross Capacity: 1,200 MW (Units 1 & 2: 600 MW)
- Projected in service: Unit 1: 2020, Unit 2: 2021
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source: Mine-mouth
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- Pasokan Batubara PLTU 1200 MW Musi Rawas Cukup, Detik, 11 Mar. 2006.
- "Market News Vol. 76," Ben Line Agencies, accessed January 2013.
- PLN Gandeng HSBC Kaji Proyek PLTU Mulut Tambang Sumsel 9 dan Sumsel 10, PLN press release, 24 July 2012.
- Pratama Guitarra, PLN: Proyek PLTU Sumsel 9 & 10 bisa tunjuk langsung, Kontan, 22 Jan. 2015.
- Rina Anggraeni, PLN Lupakan Proyek PLTU Mulut Tambang, Inilahcom, 15 Sept. 2014.
- PLTU, Rp 70 Triliun Ngalir ke Muaraenim, RadarPena, 14 Feb. 2015.
- Augustine Beo Da Costa, "PLTU Sumsel 9 & 10 ditenderkan Mei 2015," Kontan, April 14, 2015
- Nurseffi Dwi Wahyuni, "Govt Bids Out 4 Steam Power Plant Projects Worth US$ 2.78 B," Indonesia Finance Today, June 28, 2011
- "Executive Summary: Electricity Supply Business Plan PT PLN (Persero) 2015-2024"
- “Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik, PT PLN (Persero), 2016-2025,” Kementerian Energi Dan Sumber Daya Mineral, June 2016
- "IEEFA Asia: Rosy Prospects in Indonesian Coal?," IEEFA, Nov 17, 2016
- Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik (RUPTL) 2017-2026, PT PLN Persero, p. VI-11
- Bukit Asam tunggu tender PLTU Sumsel 9 dan Sumsel 10, Kontan, Feb. 26, 2018
- "Executive Summary: Electricity Supply Business Plan, PT PLN (Persero) 2015-2014,"