Sumsel-5 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Sumsel (SS-5) power station (short for Sumatera Selatan-5, or South Sumatra-5) is a 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Sindang Marga, Bayung Lencir, Sindang Marga, Musi Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia. A further 350 MW expansion has been announced.


The map below shows the location of the plant in Sindang Marga, Bayung Lencir, Sindang Marga, Musi Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia.

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The Sumsel 5 coal-fired power station with 2 x 150 MW capacity was built by Sinar Mas with a total estimated cost of $400 million. In February 2012, PLN signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with DSSP Power Sumsel, a subsidiary of Dian Swastika Sentosa.[1] Sinar Mas will supply electricity to PLN for 25 years through a "build, own, operate, & transfer" (BOOT) agreement, signed in November 2011.[2]

China National Electric Engineering Company (CNEEC) was the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the project.[3][4] Ground was broken on the construction project in May 2013.[2] As of January 2015, construction was expected to be completed by November 2015.[5]

According to a June 2015 article that quoted Sumsel's head of mining and energy development Robert Heri, Sumsel-5 had been delayed by three years due to a variety of obstacles facing plants in South Sumatra, including unprepared land constraints, unavailability of funds, and permit tendering.[6]

A different press report, also in June 2015, stated that construction was on schedule and the plant was 90% complete. The article quoted PT Dian Swastika Sentosa (DSSA) Director and Corporate Secretary Hermawan Tarjono. According to Tarjono, Unit 1 was in testing and could be operating commercially in late 2015.[7]

According to the builder of the plant, China National Electric Engineering Co., Units 1 and 2 completed their 168-hour tests in March 2016.[8] The Sumsel-5 power station began commercial operations in December 2016.[9]


In December 2012, a financing agreement for units 1 and 2 was closed. China Development Bank agreed to provide a US$400 million loan, and Sinar Mas Group agreed to provide US$20 million in equity.[10]

In December 2020, the Hong Kong-based company Datang Overseas Energy Investment Co., Ltd., acquired a 75% ownership stake in Dian Swastatika Sentosa Tbk, for a purchase price of USD 394 million.[11]


In July 2016, it was reported Golden Energy Mines of Sinar Mas Group would expand the power station by 2 x 150 MW. The plant was previously referred to as the Sumsel-7 power station.[12] The 2018-2027 PT PLN long-range plan and the 2019-2028 long-range plan both list a 350 MW expansion scheduled for completion in 2023.[13][14] In October 2021 the expansion was shelved under the government's long-range plan for 2021-2030.[15]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: DSSP Power Sumsel[1]
  • Parent company: Datang Overseas Energy Investment Co., Ltd. (75%); Sinar Mas Group (25%)
  • Location: Sindang Marga, Bayung Lencir, Sindang Marga, Musi Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -2.1562529, 103.7552716 (exact)
  • Status: Unit 1 & 2: Operating: Unit 3: Shelved
  • Gross Capacity: Unit 1: 150 MW; Unit 2 150 MW; Unit 3: 350 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service: Units 1 & 2: 2016: Unit 3: 2023
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Mine-mouth
  • Source of financing: US$400 million in debt from China Development Bank; US$20 million in equity from Sinar Mas Group[10]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Rangga D. Fadillah, "Contracts for 3 mine-mouth power plants awarded," Jakarta Post, February 25, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 PT DSSP Power Sumsel PLTU IPP Sumsel-5 Siap Beroperasi Tahun 2015, Media Profesi, 23 May 2013.
  3. "SUMSEL-5 CFSPP 2 x 150MW Power Plant in Indonesia," CNEEC website, accessed January 2013
  4. “PLN Long Term Electricity Plan (2013-2023),” presentation by Moch. Sofyan, Head of New & Renewable Division of PT PLN (Persero), 06 March 2014
  5. Dian Swastatika sets aside $200m for power plant business, Jakarta Post, 28 Jan. 2015.
  6. "Pembangunan PLTU Mulut Tambang Banyak Hambatan," Beritapagi, 19 June 2015
  7. "Akhir Tahun Ini Dian Swastatika Mulai Operasikan PLTU Sumsel-5,", 25 June 2015
  8. "168-hour Safe Operation of Unit No.2 in 2x150MW Coal-fired Power Plant SUMSEL-5 Successfully Completed," CNEEC, April 13, 2016.
  9. Denis Riantiza Meilanova, Ini PLTU Grup Sinar Mas yang Kabarnya Bakal Diakuisisi BUMN China Rp5,6 Triliun, Bisnis, Dec. 29, 2020
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Preview of Sumsel-5 Mine-Mouth Coal-Fired Power Plant (300MW) | Transaction | IJGlobal". Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  11. Perusahaan Hong Kong akuisisi aset PLTU Dian Swastatika (DSSA) senilai US$ 394 juta, Kontan, Dec. 29, 2020
  12. "Jokowi on whirlwind trips to push power," IELECTRICITY News, Jul 25, 2016
  13. Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik (RUPTL) 2018-2027, PT PLN Persero, A-80
  14. Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik (RUPTL) 2019-2028, PT PLN Persero, V-39
  15. Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik (RUPTL) 2021-2030, PT PLN Persero, p.V-4

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