Tanjung Jati B power station

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The Tanjung Jati B power station is a 2,640 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station located at Tanjung Jati, Central Java, Indonesia. The power station comprises four 660 MW generating units.[1][2] Tanjung Jati B Coal Terminal serves the power station.[3] Two more units of 1000 MW each have been proposed at the same location.


The photograph below shows the Tanjung Jati B power station, which is located at Tanjung Jati, Central Java, Indonesia.

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The current plant was built in two phases, each comprising two 660 MW units. A third phase of two 1000 MW units is planned. The project owner, PT Central Java Power (owned by Sumitomo) has executed a finance lease agreement with PT PLN as the lessee. When the lease period expires the assets will be transferred to PT PLN.[4]

Phase I (Units 1 and 2): 2 x 660 MW

The first phase went through long history of development before finally being commissioned in 2006. The website "Power Plants Around the World" describes the story as follows:[5]

" Tanjung Jati-B was proposed by Hopewell Holdings and initially bid as an IPP in June 1994. A PPA with PLN followed in September 1994. The EPC contract was signed in September 1995 and site work started on 15 April 1997. The Asian financial crisis combined with allegations about mismanagement of the PPA terms led to Hopewell withdrawing, leaving the project about one-third complete. Sumitomo renegotiated the development as a leasing scheme and construction resumed in September 2003 with financing from JBIC. The 5-year project suspension led to parts and equipment being stored onsite and at 75 locations worldwide."

Phase II (Units 3 and 4): 2 x 660 MW

Unit 3 was commissioned in November 2011 and Unit 4 was commissioned in January 2012[1]

Phase III (Units 5 and 6): 2 x 1000 MW

A third phase of two 1000 MW units is described in PLN's long-range plan for 2013-2022. It is referred to as "PLTU Jawa-4 #5 and #6" and is slated for 2019 and 2020. [6][7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT Central Java Power
  • Parent company: Sumitomo[5]
  • Location: Tanjung Jati, Central Java
  • Coordinates: -6.446488,110.742359 (exact)
  • Status: Phase I: Operating 2006; Phase II: Operating 2011 and 2012; Phase III: Announced
  • Gross Capacity: Phase I: 1320 MW (2 x 660 MW); Phase II: 1320 MW (2 x 660 MW); Phase III: 2000 MW (2 x 1000 MW)
  • Type: Phases I and II - Subcritical
  • Project In service: Phase III Unit 5 - 2019; Phase III Unit 6 - 2020[6]
  • Coal Type: subbituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: Funding Phase II from Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and co-financing by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp and BNP Paribas. Cost $2.08 Billion[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tanjung Jati-B Coal Power Plant Indonesia," Global Energy Observatory, accessed December 2013
  2. "Coal-Fired Plants Financed by International Public Investment Institutions Since 1994", Appendix to Foreclosing the Future: Coal, Climate and International Public Finance: Investment in coal-fired power plants hinders the fight against global warming, Environmental Defense, April 2009.
  3. "Indonesia Coal Ports" Censin Resources, accessed on August 16, 2011.
  4. "Outline of Jati-B Power Generation Project," Sumitomo Corporation, accessed December 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Coal-Fired Power Plants in Indonesia," Power Plants Around the World, accessed December 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 “PLN Long Term Electricity Plan (2013-2023),” presentation by Moch. Sofyan, Head of New & Renewable Division of PT PLN (Persero), 06 March 2014, p. 11
  7. Muhammad Oliez, "PLTU Tanjung Jati B unit 5 dan 6 mendesak dibangun" (Tanjung Jati B power plant units 5 and 6 urgent constructed), SindNews.com, December 3, 2013

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