PT Ceria Nugraha Needs Support 118 Million VA Build Smelters

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, July 05 2018 - 18:00 IWST

Ilustrasi Smelter
Ilustrasi Smelter

INDUSTRY.co.id - Makassar - President Director of PT Ceria Nugraha Indotama (CNI), Derian Sakmiwata, admitted to need 118 million volt ampere (VA) electricity for the first phase of smelter development in Kolaka Regency, Southeast Sulawesi.

"The construction of this first phase smelter is scheduled to be completed in 2020 and to build the smelter from all its components is electricity," said Derian on the sidelines of the signing of MoU with General Manager of PT PLN Sulselrabar Region in Makassar, Wednesday (4/7/2018)

He said that with the operation of the company he leads it will be able to produce about 5 million metric tons per year with 20 to 35 percent nickel Ferro content.

Regarding the optimism of the production of companies that produce the same as the raw materials of foreign investment companies (PMA) such as PT Vale or National Capital Investment (PNM) such as PT Antam, he said, cannot be compared with companies that have earlier production.

Nevertheless, it is optimistic to boost economic growth in the region as a miltiplier effect. Moreover, the government requires the entrepreneurs also stimulate the domestic economy.

Meanwhile, related to PT CNI domiciled in Kolaka District, Sultra is the largest platinum PLN Premium customer in Eastern Indonesia with 118 Million VA power, Derian admitted very grateful.

The reason he is, because by becoming a Premium customer of Patinum PLN, the customer gets priority which is guaranteed continuity of power supply continuously without off. In addition, premium customers will be compensated for any outages.

"Therefore, we are very grateful PLN Sulselrabar ready to supply power to us to help push the economic movement in Southeast Sulawesi," he said. (Ant)

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