Weda Bay power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Weda Bay power station is a 750-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in the village of Lelilef, Central Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia.


The satellite photograph below shows the site of the Weda Bay Industrial park in the village of Lelilef on Weda Bay, Central Halmahera, North Maluku.

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Background on Project

In August 2018 Jiangxi Construction was awarded a contract to build a 4 x 250 MW coal-fired plant in the Weda Bay Industrial Park.[1] In May 2019 PT Indonesia Weda Bay Industrial Park (IWIP) announced that construction had begun in December 2018 on a 3 x 250 MW plant.[2] The Park will be used for nickel-based industry.[2] Unit 1 was commissioned in March 2020.[3] The nickel production facilities became fully operational in May 2020, suggesting that the power station became fully operational concurrently.[4] A June 2021 report states that 750 MW operated by Tsingshan were in use at Weda Bay, but that the Indonesian Ministry of Mines and Energy had blocked Tsingshan from building a fourth 250 MW coal-fired unit.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT Indonesia Weda Bay Industrial Park (IWIP)
  • Parent company: Tsingshan Holding Group, Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co., Zhenshi Holding Group[6]
  • Location: Weda, Central Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: 0.479331,127.98240 (exact)
  • Status: Units 1-3: Operating; Unit 4: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 3 x 250 MW
  • Type:
  • In service: Unit 1: 2020; Units 2-3: 2021
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