Timah South Sumatra power station
|This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Indonesia and coal|
Timah South Sumatra power station is a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) mine-mouth coal-fired power plant in Indonesia.
The map below shows the location of Muara Enim, South Sumatra, where the plant would be built.
State-owned tin company PT Timah Tbk announced in 2013 that it planned to acquire a coal mine in South Kalimantan and to increase its share in the South Sumatra PT Truba Bara Banyu Enim (TBBE) coal project from its current 10% share to 80%. TBBE has 200 million tonnes of reserves and is expected to produce 1.2 million tonnes per year. The acquisition of the new mines is intended to offset decreasing coal production at Timah's South Kalimantan mines and secure sources of energy for the company's coal plants. In March 2015 the Jakarta Post reported that Timah was seeking Rp 3 trillion (US$230.5 million) to build a 300 MW mine mouth plant in South Sumatra. Bank loans for the project would be between Rp 2 and Rp 3 trillion. Timah plans to partner with state-owned construction firm PT Adhi Karya, and the plant would be jointly owned by Timah (51%) and Adhi (49%).
In March 2016, the company was still waiting for the permit to be issued by the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry. The power from the plant will be used in the PT Timah industrial zone in Bangka, with the rest sold to PT PLN. As of December 2018 there has been no additional news about this project and it appears to have been cancelled.
- Sponsor: PT Timah TBk
- Parent company: PT Timah Tbk 51%; PT Adhi Karya 49%
- Location: Gunung Megang District, Muara Enim, South Sumatra
- Coordinates: -3.5394819, 103.7548438 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Gross Capacity: 2 x 150 MW
- Type: Subcritical
- Projected in service:
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "Indonesia to proceed with raw mineral export ban," HDR, December 12, 2013
- Khoirul Amin, "Timah seeks $230m loan for power plant," Jakarta Post, March 27, 2015
- "PT Timah to Build Power Plant in South Sumatra," Tempo.co, 12 March, 2016