Nanshan Industrial Park power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Nanshan Industrial Park power station is a proposed 2,860-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant at the proposed Nanshan Industrial Park in Galang Batang, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands, Indonesia.


The satellite photo below shows the location of the proposed plant in Galang Batang, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands, Indonesia. Satellite photography from Planet shows construction of the park and appears to shows construction of the power plant occurring between July 2019 and December 2019.

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Background on Plant

In November 2017 Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co. announced that it planned to build a coal-fired power plant as part of its planned industrial park in Bintan, Riau Islands, Indonesia.[1] In December 2018 a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site and was attended by the Indonesian Minister of Economic Coordination, the Governor of the Riau Islands Provincial Government, the Consul General of the Chinese Consulate General in Medan Sun Ang, and the Chairman of Nanshan Group Song Jianbo. The plant will produce 2 million tons of alumina annually and is scheduled to begin operating in 2021.[2]

In April 2018 Nanshan's application for a permit to build the project described the plant as consisting of three units each with 25 MW, for 75 MW total.[3]

In February 2019 Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co. announced that it would inject equity into three of its subsidiaries, which will subsequently be used to finance construction of the aluminum project: Nanshan Aluminum Singapore will invest US$830 million, Global Aluminum International's will invest US$851 million, and PT Bintan Aluminum Indonesia's will invest US$851 million.[4]

In June 2019 Bintan Aluminum Indonesia announced a plan to build 2,860 MW of coal-fired power plants at the Nanshan Industrial Park.[5] In August 2019 Nanshan Aluminum's semiannual report for the year stated that the project has "obtained approval documents for environmental impact assessment in accordance with national regulations" and that land leveling and construction of the industrial park's port has begun.[6] In November 2019 Singapore Global Aluminium, Indonesia MKU, and Malaysian Qili Aluminum became partners in BAI as they joined Nanshan Aluminum in signing a Share Subscription Agreement with the Riau Islands Provincial Government.[7] BAI estimated that construction of the park would take 24 months.[8]

In March 2020, Bintam Aluminum signed a contract for purchase of 18 150 MW steam turbines from Dongfang Electric Group Steam Turbine Co.[9]. Bintan Aluminum also announced that development of the park's power plants would occur in four phases:[10] As of June 2022, Phases II-IV had not progressed in more than two years, and appear to be shelved.

  • Phase I: Units 1-2: 2 x 25 MW; Unit 3: 30 MW
  • Phase II: Units 1-6: 6 x 150 MW
  • Phase III: Units 1-4: 4 x 150 MW
  • Phase IV: Units 1-8: 8 x 150 MW

Satellite imagery from Planet shows significant construction happening at the Nanshan Industrial Park between April 2021 and October 2021.

For Phase I of the development, Units 1-2 were commissioned in 2021 and Unit 3 was commissioned in April 2022.[11]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT Bintan Aluminum Indonesia (BAI)
  • Parent company: Global Aluminium International 72.7%, Press MetalAluminium Holdings Berhad 25%, PT. MahkotaKarya Utama 2.3%
  • Location: Galang Batang, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: 0.911642979, 104.6505404 (exact)
  • Gross Capacity: 2,860 MW; Phase I Units 1-6: 6 x 30 MW[12]; Phase II Units 1-6: 6 x 150 MW; Phase III Units 1-4: 4 x 150 MW; Phase IV Units 1-8: 8 x 150 MW
  • Status: Phase I Units 1-3: Operating; Phase I Unit 4-5: Construction; Phase I Unit 6: Pre-permit development; Phase II Units 1-6: Shelved; Phase III Units 1-4: Shelved; Phase IV Units 1-8: Shelved
  • Type: Sub-critical
  • Start date: Phase I Units 1-2: 2021; Phase I Unit 3: 2022
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