Paiton Energy - Coal Transport
- Owner: Paiton Energy Company, Indonesia
- Project: Coal Transport Analysis
- Location: Kalimantan and Java, Indonesia
- Scope: Assessment of elements of the coal supply chain to ensure continued supply to a power plant
The Paiton Energy Company has constructed and operates a coal fired electric power generating station near Paiton on the Java Sea in east Java, Indonesia. The station has a capacity to consume 4.4 million tones of coal per year, much of which is sourced from an open pit mine in Kalimantan. The coal is transported by truck from the mine to a barge-loading terminal on the Barito River and then by barge down the river past the port of Banjamarsin on the south coast of Kalimantan. There it is transshipped into geared Handymax vessels for the trip across the Java Sea. At Paiton the coal is unloaded using ship’s gear and discharged into hoppers for transfer to the power station. This project consists of analysis and ongoing monitoring of the coal supply chain to ensure a reliable supply of coal to the power station.