$4bn coal plant finally under way in Indonesia

The 2000 MW Batang coal-fired power plant in Indonesia is set to go ahead on April 1st after public opposition had held the project up.

The country’s Supreme Court ruled against landowners who had resisted land acquisitions necessary to facilitate the $4bn coal-fired power facility.
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PT Bhimasena Power Indonesia, a joint venture set up by Indonesian coal miner PT Adaro Energy Tbk and Japan’s Itochu Corporation and Electric Power Development Co. Ltd. (J-Power), will build and operate the Batang plant in Central Java.

The landholders’ lawsuit was thrown out on technical grounds, paving the way for the government to take over the remaining land for the project.

Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo had participated in what was meant to be a ground breaking ceremony last year before it became evident that landholders were contesting acquisition.

The Batang plant was among a handful of new infrastructure projects that Indonesia hoped to finally get off the ground to ease power shortages in the Southeast Asian nation.

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