Sumsel-5 power station

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Sumsel (SS-5) power station (short for Sumatera Selatan-5, or South Sumatra-5) is a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in South Sumatra Province, Indonesia.


The map below shows the location of Bayung Lencir District, the approximate location of the plant, in Musi Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra Province.

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Sinar Mas is currently building a two-unit, $400 million coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 300 MW in South Sumatra Province. 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. The project is financed through a $318 million loan from the China Development Bank.[2]

China National Electric Engineering Company (CNEEC) is 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]


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.[9] The 2018-2027 PT PLN long-range plan lists a 350 MW expansion scheduled for completion in 2023.[10]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: DSSP Power Sumsel[1]
  • Parent company: Sinar Mas Group
  • Location: Bayung Lencir District, Musi Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -2.014, 103.862 (approximate)
  • Status: Unit 1 & 2: Operating: Unit 3: Announced
  • 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: China Development Bank[2]

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