Sorong power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Sorong power station is a proposed 1,100-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in West Papua Province, Indonesia.


The map below shows the location of Sorong, the approximate location where the plant would be built, in West Papua.

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In March 2015, Japan Gasoline Co. (JGC) announced that it would develop a 1,000 MW coal plant in Sorong, West Papua. The company said that it would initially build a 50 MW unit, adding capacity in a later phase. The company said that it would begin clearing land so that construction could begin in 2015. The plant would use low-quality local coal.[1]

In the 2017-2026 long-range plan, the Sorong project is changed from coal to gas.[2] In the 2019-2028 long-range plan a single 50-MW unit is scheduled for 2024.[3]

As of May 2019, with no reported progress on the 1,000 MW Japan Gasoline project in over four years, it appears to be cancelled.

In October 2020 the General Manager for PLN Persero's Papua Development Main Unit stated that a 4 x 7 MW plant was being planned for the Sorong region.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Units 1-2: Japan Gasoline Co.; Unit 3: PT PLN Persero
  • Parent company:PT PLN Persero
  • Location: Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -0.866667, 131.25 (approximate)
  • Status: Phase I: Cancelled (switched from coal to other fuels); Phase II: Cancelled; Sorong 3: Announced
  • Gross Capacity: Phase I: 50 MW, Phase II: 1000 MW; Sorong 3: 50 MW
  • Type: Phase I: Subcritical; Phase II: Unknown
  • Projected in service: Sorong 3: 2024
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