Thursday, January 26, 2012
PLN's Unit to Transport 7.3 Million Tons of Coal
Thu, 25 Jan, 2012
JAKARTA : PT Pelayaran Bahtera Adiguna (BAG), a subsidiary of state-utility PT PLN, will transport around 7.3 million tons of coal in 2012 from Tarahan Lampung port to several Steam Power Plant (PLTU).
The plants, which are part of PLN’s Phase I of 10,000MW project, are the PLTU Labuan Banten 2x300 MW, PLTU Suralaya Baru Banten 1x625 MW, PLTU Lontar Tangerang 3x315 MW, PLTU Indramayu West Java 3x330 MW, PLTU Rembang Central Java 2x315 MW, PLTU Paiton East Java 1x660 MW, PLTU Cilacap Central Java 1x660 MW, PLTU Pelabuhan Ratu West Java 3x350 MW, and PLTU Pacitan East Java 2x315 MW.
“To realize the vessel needs: tug and barge, self propeller barge, etc., BAG will also jointly operate with company’s partners in sea transportation provider,” President Director Bima Putrajaya said in a press statement.
According to Bima, ship procurement for 2012 fiscal year and beyond will be done through second hand market and from shipyards.
From the 10,000MW PLTUs operational, PLN needs at least 80 million tons per annum until 2014, and “BAG will only able to transport maximum of 20% from all coal needs,” Mr. Bima added.
BAG has previously operated two coal vessels: KM Kartini Baruna and KM Kartini Samudra, starting from Monday (16/1), representing the very first-owned vessels since becoming PLN’s subsidiary in August 2011.
The vessels are able to transport total of 136,274 tons of coal. The vessels’ destination is to supply the 2 x 662MW Tanjung Jati B Steam Power Plant Unit 3 and 4, Jepara, Central Java.
KM Kartini Baruna will transport 68,264 tons from Bontang Coal Terminal, East Kalimantan, while KM Kartini Samudra will deliver 68,010 tons from Tanjung Bara port, Kaltim Prima Coal. Additionally, KM Kartini Samudra is jointly operated between PBA and PT Jaya Samudra Karunia (JSK).