Pertamina integrated megaproject in Banggai inaugurated

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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated on Sunday the Pertamina Integrated, a project which combines upstream and downstream oil and gas industries with a total investment of US$5.8 billion in Banggai regency, Central Sulawesi.

“With the operation of the Donggi Senoro terminal, I hope we can fulfill the needs of gas in Sulawesi and other areas in eastern Indonesia,” he said as quoted by Antara on Sunday. The President was speaking after he inaugurated the Donggi Senoro liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, which is part of the Pertamina integrated project, in Uso village, Batui district, Banggai regency.

President called on relevant authorities to safeguard the mega project to ensure that it could be a genuinely integrated project.

“It must be integrated not only on paper but also in its real implementation in the field. This must be truly integrated, incorporating between upstream and downstream industrial sectors and connecting gas producers and users. This must be implemented in the petrochemical and LNG business sectors and power plants,” said Jokowi.

He called on all relevant parties to identify potential obstacles that might hamper the integration process. “If the obstacle is minor, they should be able to resolve it by themselves, but, if they face a major problem which needs ‘a back up’ from the President, just tell me,” said Jokowi.

Inaugurated projects included in the Pertamina Integrated Megaproject comprise the Central Processing Plant which is managed by Pertamina-Medco Tomori Sulawesi with a total investment of $1.2 billion; the Senoro-Toili and Matindok blocks, which are managed by Pertamina with an investment of $0.8 billion; the Donggi Senoro LNG plant, a joint venture among Pertamina Hulu Energi, the subsidiary of state owned oil and gas Pertamina, Medco Energi, Mitsubishi Corporation, and Korea Gas Corporation with a total investment of $2.8 billion and an ammonia plant managed by ammonia factory PT Panca Amara Utama with a total investment of $0.8 billion. (ebf)(+++)
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