Project ID: 38606

BOC, ICBC, CDB, CCB, China Citic contribute $423 million to syndicated buyer’s credit loan for 990MW Jabar Indramayu Power Plant Construction Project

Commitment amount

$ 644899844.9844486

Adjusted commitment amount

$ 644899844.98

Constant 2021 USD


Funding agency [Type]

China Development Bank (CDB) [State-owned Policy Bank]

Bank of China (BOC) [State-owned Commercial Bank]

China Construction Bank Corporation (CCB) [State-owned Commercial Bank]

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) [State-owned Commercial Bank]

China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited [State-owned Commercial Bank]




Energy (Code: 230)

Flow type


Level of public liability

Central government-guaranteed debt





Mixed (The next section lists the possible statuses.)





Financial Flow Classification

OOF-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle


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Actual complete



On May 27, 2008, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) — an Indonesian state-owned electricity company — signed a $592 million syndicated buyer’s credit loan agreement with a group of Chinese and non-Chinese banks for the the 990MW Jabar Indramayu Power Plant Construction Project. The loan carried the following borrowing terms: a 3-year grace period, a 13-year maturity, and annual interest rate of 6-month LIBOR (2.856% in May 2008) plus a 0.785% margin. The final maturity date of the loan is May 27, 2021. The borrower purchased buyer’s credit insurance from Sinosure, covering 95% of the loan. Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance also issued a sovereign guarantee in support of the loan. Members of the loan syndicate included Bank of China, BNP Paribas, China Construction Bank, China Development Bank, ICBC, Société Générale, China Citic, ANZ Bank, Bayerische Landesbank, Calyon, Credit Suisse, Fortis, ING, Natixis, RBS, WestLB, Mizuho, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC). Bank of China, China Construction Bank, China Development Bank, ICBC, and China Citic jointly contributed an estimated $423 million. The proceeds of the loan were to be used by the borrower (PLN) to finance 85% of the cost of a $696.73 million commercial (EPC) contract. The remaining 15% of the contract cost was to be provided in local currency financing arrangements by Indonesian banks. The purpose of the project was to construct a 3x330 MW coal-fired steam power plant on a 83-hectare site in Sumur Adem Village, Sukra District, Indramayu Regency, West Java Province (exact locational coordinates: -6.2747375, 107.9704303). The power plant required the installation of three 1050t/h subcritical boilers and three 330MW turbo-generator units, which were to be cooled down directly by seawater. China National Machinery Industry Corporation, the China National Electric Equipment Corporation and PT Penta Adi Samudera were the contractors responsible for implementation. Construction began in 2007. The 1st and 2nd unit of the 3x330MW power plant started commercial operations in January 2011 and May 2011, respectively, while the 3rd unit passed performance testing in September 2011. The plant officially opened on October 12, 2011. It was part of the fast-track program by Indonesian government to add power plants around the country, which total to about 10000 MW. In December 2014, Indramayu Regency officials alleged that a former Regency government official, Irianto M.S. Syafiuddin, had embezzled 4.1 billion Rupiah, or about $300,000, in the land acquisition process for the Indramayu plant in 2004.

Additional details

1. This project is also known as the 990MW PLTU 1 Jabar Indramayu Power Plant Project and the Indramayu Sumuradem Power Station. The Chinese project title is 印度尼西亚INDRAMAYU 3X330 MW火力发电项目. 2. According to IJGlobal, each of the Chinese state-owned financiers provided $84.6 million. The transaction amount is captured as $84.6 million x 5 = $423 million to capture the financing from Bank of China, China Construction Bank, China Development Bank, ICBC, and China Citic. 3. In the Overseas Development Finance Dataset that Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center published in December 2020, it identifies this project as being supported by a $562 million China Development Bank loan. However, this estimate seems implausible given that there were 18 members of the loan syndicate (including four additional Chinese state-owned banks).

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Cofinancing agencies [Type]

BNP Paribas S.A. [Private Sector]

Calyon [Private Sector]

Credit Suisse [Private Sector]

Fortis Bank [Private Sector]

RBS [Private Sector]

Mizuho Bank [Private Sector]

ANZ Bank [Private Sector]

WestLB AG [State-owned Bank]

Natixis [Private Sector]

Société Générale Corporate & Investment Bank (SGCIB) [Private Sector]

Bayerische Landesbank (BayernLB) [State-owned Bank]

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) [Private Sector]

Direct receiving agencies [Type]

Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) [State-owned Company]

Implementing agencies [Type]

China National Machinery and Equipment Import & Export Corporation [State-owned Company]

China National Electric Engineering Co., Ltd. (CNEEC) [State-owned Company]

PT Penta Adi Samudera [State-owned Company]

Guarantee provider [Type]

Indonesia Ministry of Finance [Government Agency]

Insurance provider [Type]

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure) [State-owned Company]

Loan Details


13 years

Interest rate


Grace period

3 years

Grant element (OECD Grant-Equiv)


Syndicated loan

Export buyer's credit

Investment project loan