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Jawa-5 power station

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Jawa-5 power station is a proposed 2,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power in West Java Province, Indonesia.


PLN's map shows both the Jawa-5 and Jawa-6 power stations being located in Muara Gembong District, in Bekasi Regency, West Java Province.

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Some sources have located the plant in Banten Regency, on the far west end of Java.

Background on Plant

PLN's 2014 long-range plan shows the development of Jawa-5 and Jawa-6 coal-fired power plants, totaling four 1,000-MW coal-fired units, being built in West Java Province. The project is shown on a map contained in PLN's long-range plan, which shows it located near the Babalam. In the plan, the four units are scheduled for completion in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.[1]

In October 2014, PLN announced that it was preparing tender documents for construction contractors for Jawa-5, as well as for Jawa-7. The project would cost $3 billion, and PLN is hoping for completion in 2020. The land acquisition process was still in progress at that time. PLN hoped to find investors once it had the contractor nailed down.[2] In March 2015, PLN announced that six firms had expressed interest in construction, and that it would choose a contractor within three months.[3]

In late March 2016, the IPP bidding competition for Java-5 had narrowed to three IPPs, of which only two were eligible to be evaluated: a Chinese consortium of undisclosed identity and an Indonesian consortium.[4]

Bidding Discontinued

On April 18, 2016, independent consultant PT Ernst and Young Indonesia announced to the bidders without explanation that the bidding process was discontinued.[5]

Project Cancelled

In April 2017, Director for Procurement of PLN Supangkat Iwan said that the project will not be carried forward due to lower than expected economic growth.[6]


In September 2015 state-run builder Wijaya Karya (WIKA) said the company would likely request a credit facility from China Development Bank (CDB) to fund development of the Jawa-5 power station and Jawa-7 power station. WIKA said it would work with China Nuclear Group Engineering Corporation (CNEC) and a local firm, Sumber Segara Primadaya, for the Java plants.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT PLN
  • Parent: PT PLN
  • Location: Muara Gembong District, Bekasi Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -5.935064, 107.030182 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 1 & 2: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2020
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: China Development Bank (in discussion as of September 2015)

Articles and resources


  1. “PLN Long Term Electricity Plan (2013-2023),” presentation by Moch. Sofyan, Head of New & Renewable Division of PT PLN (Persero), 06 March 2014
  2. Agustinus Beo Da Costa, PLN segera tender dua PLTU di Jawa, Kontan, 20 Oct. 2014.
  3. Tiga bulan, investor PLTU Jawa 5 serahkan proposal, Info Vesta, 12 Mar. 2015.
  4. "PLTU Jawa 5 diperebutkan Indonesia dan China,", 30 March 2016
  5. "Discontinuation of PLTU Jawa 5 Bidding MayDerail National Project,", May 13, 2016
  6. "PLN calls off plan to develop mega power plant PLTU Java 5," RambuEnergy, 11 April 2017
  7. "WIKA may use Chinese loans to build power plants," The Jakarta Post, September 17 2015

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