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Optimization of Coal Utilization, PT CBE Appoints Local Consortium to Build Coal Processing Plant

Thu 27 Oct 2022, 08:00 AM



Having a coal supply contract exclusively to the Sumsel-1 Mine Mouth Power Plant (MT), PT Cakra Bumi Energi (CBE) immediately moved quickly. Especially for the construction of Coal Processing Plant (CPP) facilities.

For the CPP construction process, PT CBE appointed a consortium of PT Nusatama Berkah Tbk. and PT Unggul Ejawantah Industri as the contractor for the construction of the CPP. This was stated in the Signing Ceremony of the Head of Agreement Coal Processing Plant Construction in Jakarta, Thursday (20/10/2022).

Bomba Group CEO, Todotua Pasaribu said the CPP is a series of major projects, namely the Sumsel-1 2x350 power plant project. Bomba Group is also in its power plant as the owner of the transmission. According to him, this event is also a form of Bomba Group's commitment to synergize with other companies in the development of coal projects.

"We are committed to this development, in line with the desire to advance the region, especially in the South Sumatra region, especially since this coal will later be supplied to the Sumsel-1 coal-fired power plant," said Todotua Pasaribu in his statement, Thursday (20/10)

Meanwhile, director of PT CBE, Rudolf Tulus explained that his party is ready to join hands with domestic companies to be able to collaborate on a large project. "In the process of building the CPP facility, we will collaborate with PT Nusatama Berkah Tbk. and PT Unggul Ejahwantah Industri," said Sirait.

At the Signing Ceremony, the Head of Agreement Coal Processing Plant Construction was attended by President Director of Bomba Group, Adios Purnama, Vice President Director of Bomba Group, Alvin Reynaldi Setiawan, CEO of Bomba Group, Todotua Pasaribu, President Director of PT Nusatama Berkah Tbk, Ir. Bambang Susilo and representatives of PT Unggul Ejawantah Industri, Ir. Ismu Prasetyo.

It is known that PT Cakra Bumi Energi (CBE) is an Operating Company of Bomba Group which is engaged in the Energy sector. And Bomba Group itself also has a minority stake in the MT Sumsel-1 power plant, while the majority of the shares are owned by Shenhua Group, which is a Chinese state-owned enterprise.

The Commercial Operation Date (COD) plan of PLTU MT Sumsel-1 based on the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is in the fourth quarter of 2023 and the COD CPP target in the second quarter of 2023," Tulus explained.

Further explained, the coal production plan for supply to pltu MT Sumsel-1 amounts to approximately four (4) million tons annually during the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) contract period between PLTU MT Sumsel-1 and PLN. "We have not been able to disclose the value of the CPP facility construction contract for the time being," he said.

Tulus also added that PT CBE has planned a mining method that prioritizes environmental sustainability and there is a plan to build a solar power plant around the site for PT CBE's internal needs.

"The projection of TKDN or local content in this project is in the range of 82-88% and is also projected to absorb local workers up to 100 people," Tulus concluded.

On the same occasion, the President Director of PT Nusatama Berkah Tbk, Ir. Bambang Susilo expressed his gratitude for the opportunity given to the consortium to carry out CPP development work in Muara Enim, South Sumatra.

"This CPP is very important for the operation of the Sumsel-1 coal-fired power plant, which is now 70 percent of construction. We will carry out this mandate as well as possible. Our company is also quite experienced, and the area in South Sumatra is also quite familiar," said Bambang.

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