PLN, Gama Corp jointly building coal terminal in Banten

JAKARTA  ( – State electricity company  PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and Gama Corp are jointly developing coal terminal in Banten, in the western tip of Java Island, with estimated investment of Rp2 trillion.

The project construction was inaugurated by President Joko Widodo last week (Oct. 50).

The coal terminal will have the capacity to accommodate 20 million tons of coal. Unit 1 of the coal terminal is scheduled to start commercial operation (COD) in April 2020 and Unit 2 in October 2020.

The coal terminal Banten will have the capability to blend various types of coal depending on the speciciations of powr plants. Coal from this terminal will be supplied to coal fired power plants in West Java including PLTU Suralaya, PLTU Labuan, PLTU Pelabuan Ratu, PLTU Lontaar and PLTU Jawa 7.

GAMA Corp is a conglomerate group owned by Ganda and Martua sitorus.

Indonesia currently has a number of coal terminal on the Java island, including in Cigading (West Java), Suralaya (West Java) operated by PLN, Cirebon in West Java, Cilacap operated by Pelindo III, Tanjung Jati B, operated by PLN, Paiton PEC Paiton PLN in East Java.

PLN said the development of coal terminal in Banten will help PLN to save transportation cost in delivering coal to PLTU Suralaya and others. (*)

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