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Top Side Belida Made in Batam Sent to Natuna, Appreciated by SKK Migas​


Belida top side release for offshore industry needs in Citra Nusa Kabil Port, Batam. (Photo: Margaretha/batamnews)

Batam, Batamnews - For the first time, jackets and top sides of the Modular Brace Monopod type for the needs of the kelar offshore industry were carried out in Batam, Riau Islands.
The top side, which is one of the main parts of the offshore platform, was released to Natuna via Citra Nusa Kabil Port on Friday (23/9/2022).

The release ceremony was carried out by the Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (SKK-Migas) together with PT Medco Energy and PT Citra Tubindo Engineering (CTE) and PT Timas Suplindo.

Citramas Group Chairman, Kris Wiluan said on that occasion it was the last delivery for the Belida North East (NE) top side platform, while the jacket section was first shipped and had arrived at block B of the Natuna Sea.

The project is called, Belida Development Project (BEP) is a malong and Belida North East (NE) field development project. For the Malong platform, it has arrived at Block B of the Natuna Sea.

In this project, the manufacturing process was carried out by PT Citra Tubindo Engineering (CTE) which included the Citramas Group and installation by PT Timas Suplindo, as well as the operation of oil and gas exploration by PT Medco Energy.

"I thank PT Medco Energi, PT Timas Suplindo and SKK Migas for their trust in making tops and jackets," kris said in his speech.

According to him, the malong and Belida NE field designs were the first time in Indonesia. Meanwhile, the same design was once worked on by Malaysia, but he claimed that it was faster to complete similar projects.

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Kris also emphasized that the manufacturing process of the field is carried out domestically, with workers and materials coming from within the country as well.

"We hope that the absorption of domestic products will be greater, so that it can meet domestic needs and also international demand, currently there are a lot of petroleum projects produced in Batam," he said.

Meanwhile, Vice President Offshore of PT Timas Suplindo as the company responsible for field installation, Tiopan hopes that the installation process will run smoothly and will be carried out in early October 2022.

"Hopefully Belida Top Side will be installed smoothly, this is the many times we have entrusted the fabrication of the structure to Citra Tubindo, and it is completed well," he said.


PLN spent Rp200 trillion (13 billion USD) on local components in 2022​

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PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo addressed the opening of PLN Locomation 2022 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) on Wednesday. ANTARA/Ade Irma Junida.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - State-owned electricity firm (PLN) spent nearly Rp200 trillion out of the total budget of Rp300 trillion on local products so far this year, PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo stated.

"Our spending reaches Rp300 trillion per year out of which Rp200 trillion is spent on the domestic industry," he noted while opening PLN Locomation 2022 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) on Wednesday.

Prasodjo remarked that as over four million workers were involved in the ecosystem, its impact is huge.

He ensured local entrepreneurs, including suppliers of components to PLN present at the event, that recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic had begun, with demand continuing to increase.

"(During the pandemic) the suppliers of components to PLN might see their orders declining. Bismillah (in the name of Allah) Insya Allah (God Willing), the demand has begun to increase. Moreover, the increase in demand is beyond our expectation," he remarked.

PLN once faced a challenge when some of its components had not been produced domestically, and it had to import them. However, PLN always urged the government to facilitate the construction of factories producing the components.

With the operation of the factories, PLN will replace its imported components with local components, he remarked.

In addition, PLN will raise the passing grade of domestic components as part of the efforts to increase its local content rate (TKDN), he stated.

"We are looking forward to building a conducive ecosystem to collaborate and innovate," he remarked.

PLN's TKDN (local content) had reached 48.8 percent as of September 30, 2022, surpassing its target of 42 percent for this year, he pointed out.


BUMN= state owned enterprises
BUMD= local province owned enterprises


SIG Collaborates with LPDP to Develop Cement Plant Spare Parts​

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PT Semen Indonesia Tbk (SIG) increased the ratio of domestic components by cooperating with the Education Fund Management Agency (LPDP). SIG hopes to make its own factory parts instead of having to import.

SIG President Director Donny Arsal said the collaboration with institutions under the Ministry of Finance was carried out to fund the research or development of parts needed by the company's cement plant.

"So, we convey what components are needed to the domestic industry. Then, we, the research team, and the industry together try to develop the required product," he said yesterday (9/1).

Donny explained that the achievement of using domestic components continues to grow over time. Last year, spare parts purchased from the country reached Rp 550 billion. This value grew 44 percent compared to 2021 which reached IDR 382 billion. In fact, the realization of the domestic component level value (TKDN) in 2022 has exceeded the target of IDR 479 billion.

Meanwhile, LPDP President Director Andin Hadiyanto appreciated the spirit of GIS in encouraging the increase in the use of domestic products (P3DN). According to him, collaboration between ministries and institutions is very important in boosting the economy.

One of the important aspects is the consolidation of industrial data and the implementation of maximum policies. "We have been booked so as not to get caught up in sectoral egos," he said.

Previously, SIG had collaborated with several domestic industries in increasing TKDN. For example, the development of alumina brick refractory with East Java BUMD PT Loka Refractories, belt bucket elevator with East Java BUMD PT Karet Ngagel Surabaya, high chromium grinding ball in collaboration with PT Barata Indonesia (Persero), low chromium grinding ball with Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, and roller mill lubrication lubrication trials with PT Pertamina Lubricants. (bil/c7/dio)

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PT INKA CEO stated the company will diversify its business from making train into EV industry, starting from designing and developing their own EV buses with 56 % local content.


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Barata Strengthens Export Market of Foundry Products to Australia​

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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- PT Barata Indonesia (Persero) continues to strengthen the export market for its flagship products. This time Barata Indonesia is trying to strengthen the export market for foundry products to Australia.


Deputy Minister of SOEs Kartika Wirjoatmodjo (third left) with President Director of PT VKTR Teknologi Mobility Gilarsi W Setijono (center), Marketing Director of PT Barata Indonesia (Persero) Sulistyo Handoko (third right), Director of Finance, HR, and Risk Management of PT INKA (Persero) Andy Budiman (second right), and Director of PT PPA (Persero) Yadi Jaya Ruchandi (second left) reviewed the straight pipe chemical product after signing the Head of Agreement (HoA) in Gresik, East Java, Thursday (15/9/2022). PT INKA, PT VKTR and PT Barata Indonesia agreed to collaborate in developing automotive components, especially for electric vehicles in order to create an electrification ecosystem for public transportation in Indonesia.© ANTARA/Rizal Hanafi

The management of Barata Indonesia, represented by President Director Bobby Sumardiat Atmosudirjo and Marketing Director Sulistyo Handoko, has conducted face-to-face meetings with Standart Car Truck (SCT) a Wabtec Subsidiary Company, to strengthen the export of Barata Indonesia foundry products to Australia.

SCT is a company from the United States that for 22 years has been a business partner of Bogie products, supporting the basic frame of the railway body, from Barata Indonesia. President Director of Barata Indonesia Bobby Sumardiat Atmosudirjo said the company always strives to open new market opportunities and strengthen existing export markets abroad.

"In addition to increasing product competitiveness, the strengthening of the export market to Australia is carried out to maximize the production capacity of the Barata Indonesia foundry," Bobby said in a written statement in Jakarta, Friday (10/2/2023).

Bobby said that the company had previously exported foundry products to Australia in 2011-2012. This time, Barata Indonesia projects exports of 273 car sets each year. Bobby assessed that strengthening the existing export market can be done consistently by producing quality products.

"Therefore, we will continue to maintain the quality of our foundry products, by continuing to meet the necessary export quality standards so that we can produce quality and competitive products," bobby said.

Bobby added that Barata Indonesia, which was established in 1971 so far, has indeed supplied railway components for domestic and export needs. To meet export quality standards, Bobby continued, the foundry factory owned by Barata Indonesia has bagged an Association of America Railroads (AAR) certificate as a condition to be able to penetrate the export market to the United States and Canada.


Vale Indonesia Breaks Ground on $2.48 bln Ferronickel Smelter​

Vale Indonesia Breaks Ground on $2.48 bln Ferronickel Smelter

Sumber: Reuters | Editor: Yudho Winarto

Friday, 10 February 2023 / 20:34 WIB

KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. Nickel miner PT Vale Indonesia broke ground on a 37.5 trillion rupiah ($2.48 billion) ferronickel smelter Sulawesi island on Friday, an Indonesian senior minister said.

The Bahodopi project will produce ferronickel with 73,000 to 80,000 tonnes of nickel content per year, Vale has said.

"I hope this will be followed by the laying of the next stones. God willing, it can be completed in 2.5 years," Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said in a statement.

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The smelter, which would employ up to 15,000 workers during construction phase is a joint project between Vale and its partners, China's Shandong Xinhai Technology Co. Ltd and a unit of China Baowu Steel Group Corp. Ltd.

In Pomalaa, another area of Sulawesi island, Vale and its partners are developing a plant to produce 120,000 tonnes per year of mixed hydroxide precipitate, a material extracted from nickel ore that is used in batteries for electric vehicles.


Building a Second Factory, Chandra Asri (TPIA) Will Invest Up to US$ 5 Billion​

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KONTAN.CO.ID - ATTACK. PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (TPIA) plans to build a second plant in the Cilegon region. The new plant will have a production capacity of 4 mtpa or 4 million tons per year.


The construction of this plant is expected to cost US$ 5 billion in investment funds. Currently, Chandra Asri is in the finalization stage of selecting a contractor company that will work on the construction of the plant.

"We are currently in the finalization stage for the selection of contractors, many things are taken into consideration, both in terms of investment, configuration, operations and others," said Director of Chandra Asri Petrochemical, Suryandi to Kontan, Tuesday (14/2).

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Meanwhile, related to the land that will be used for the construction of the plant is still in the process of land acquisition, the company hopes to be able to complete it soon.

"Currently, we are also conducting the land acquisition stage, we hope that this will be implemented soon and there will be no obstacles," said Suryandi. With the expansion of this factory, Chandra Asri will later increase its production capacity to 8 mtpa or 8 million tons per year.

Chandra Asri said that the construction of this second plant is expected to increase downstream petrochemical production in Indonesia.

"We hope that with later production capacity to increase to 8 million tons per year, this is expected to reduce Indonesia's dependence on imports," said Suryandi.

Meanwhile, related to the target of building this second factory, Chandra Asri admitted that it will take about 4 years to complete.

"The construction of this factory itself is also not quick, at least it will take about 4 years to complete," said Suryandi.


Kimia Farma Subsidiary Successfully Produces 13 Medicinal Raw Materials​

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KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. PT Kimia Farma Tbk (KAEF) through its subsidiary, PT Kimia Farma Sungwun Pharmacopia (KFSP), seeks to suppress imports of medicinal raw materials (BBO) to support government programs in achieving the resilience of the national pharmaceutical industry.

Throughout 2022, KFSP has succeeded in producing 13 types of BBO. "Through its subsidiaries, KFSP develops medicinal raw materials according to the priority of national needs," said David President Director of Kimia Farma in his official statement, Friday (17/2).

He hopes that Kimia Farma can play a role in reducing the number of imports of BBO or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) in Indonesia, and can continue to optimize the use of domestic BBO.

While KFSP President Director Pamian Siregar explained, the 13 BBO items produced last year consisted of simvastatin, atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, clopidogrel, entecavir, remdesivir, tenofovir, lamivudine, zidovudine, efavirenz, attapulgite, iodium povidone and amlodipine.

He added that the company's commitment in creating domestic medicinal raw material products is very high. This is in line with the KFSP production facility which has obtained a certificate of Good Active Raw Material Manufacturing from the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) and a Halal certificate from the Halal Product Assurance Organizing Agency (BPJPH).

In line with these efforts, KFSP won an award as a pharmaceutical industry that actively participated in realizing the independence of national medicinal raw materials from BPOM.

Until the third quarter of 2022, PT Kimia Farma Tbk has recorded sales of IDR 9.4 trillion. If detailed, the company's local sales to local third parties amounted to IDR 8.4 trillion followed by related parties to IDR 811 billion. Then foreign sales amounted to RP 81 billion.

KAI signs MoU with INKA on rolling stock, services

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Deputy State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Minister Kartika "Tiko" Wirjoatmodjo speaks during an event in Jakarta for the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between PT INKA and PT KCI on May 9.(Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises/-)

Fadhil Haidar Sulaeman (The Jakarta Post)
Jakarta ● Tue, May 10, 2022

State-owned commuter railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia Commuter (KCI), a subsidiary of PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with state-owned train manufacturer PT Industri Kereta Api (INKA) to procure new rolling stock as it anticipates growing demand.

As explained during the signing ceremony on Monday, KCI plans to procure 16 commuter line trains holding 12 cars each, with the first batch expected to be delivered in 2024.

KCI operates the commuter lines in Greater Jakarta, as well as the Yogyakarta-Surakarta route.


16 electric train for commuter line
192 coaches ( passenger cars ) for passengers

AlhamduliLLAH. Based on latest news, taken from PT KAI spokes person. The contract has just been signed (most probably Today).

10 days ago, PT INKA, exported 133 cargo carriage to Australia and New Zealand. Total order is 262 units of cargo carriage.

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Supporting INKA Train, KB Bukopin Distributes Rp 750 M Funding​

KB Bukopin

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia - PT Bank KB Bukopin Tbk (BBKP) cooperates with PT Industri Kereta Api (Persero) or INKA for a train manufacturing project. This collaboration was marked by the signing of a credit facility worth IDR 750 billion, on Thursday (10/8).

MARKET - Eqqi Syahputra, CNBC Indonesia
11 August 2023 13:17

The funding of IDR 750 billion consists of a working capital credit facility for the purchase of raw materials for the project of making 612 units of New Generation Train sets ordered by PT KAI (Persero) worth IDR 550 billion and loans for general working capital worth around IDR 200 billion. With the help of this fund, the total financing for the INKA group becomes Rp 1.25 trillion.

Director of SME and Wholesale Bank KB Bukopin, Yohanes Suhardi said he would continue to provide support to facilitate and provide solutions to every financing need of PT INKA (Persero).

This cooperation is also a strategic step for the company to support SOEs, along with their subsidiaries for the development of the transportation industry in Indonesia.
"We hope that through this collaboration, Bank KB Bukopin can participate in national development through the development of the transportation industry in Indonesia," Yohanes said in a written statement, Friday (11/8/2023).

On the same occasion, Director of Finance, HR and Risk Management of PT INKA (Persero), Andy Budiman said that INKA Group's collaboration with Bank KB Bukopin in providing credit facility support is a form of synergy between INKA Group as the only Railway Manufacturer in Southeast Asia to continue to grow and develop.

This, he continued, was also done in order to achieve the realization of the independence of the Indonesian railway industry by expanding cooperation, especially related to financial facility support from domestic Financial / Banking Institutions

"It is also expected to have a positive impact on the provision of railway transportation facilities in the country," explained Andy.


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