JAKARTA (rambuenergy.com) – PT Pertamina, state owned energy company, has award engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to a consortium comprises of JGC Corporation, JGC Indonesia and PT Encona Inti Industry as the winner to build the Cilacap Blue Sky Project worth US$392 million.
The project, when completed, will jack up gasoline production of the Refinery Unit IV Cilicap to fully (100 percent) produce high-octane fuel (RON 92) with total capacity of 91,000 barrels per day.
The contract was signed by President Director of Pertamina Dwi Soetjipto, Chairman Emeritus JGC Corporation Yoshihiro Shigehisa, President Director of Encona Inti Industry Y. B. Haryono, and witnessed by Vice President Jusuf Kalla and a number of cabinet minister members.
The Blue Sky Project is one of programs by Pertamina to upgrade the quality of its fuel, from lower octane RON 88 to high-octane fuel RON 92. The project is a follow-up of the previous Residual Fluid Catalytic Cracking (RFCC) project which has begun operating since October 2015.
The project is expected to be completed within 34 months, starting from the signing of the EPC.
The project scope will include revamping of facilities by changing the production mode of the Unit Platforming I, from fixed bed catalyst to continuous catalyst regeneration, which raises the octane level of gasoline; building new unit called Light Naphtha Hydro treating and Isomerization with capacity of 21,500 barrels per day; as weel as the construction of new utilities and offsite.
The project is expected to absorb 2,000 new employment and therefore expected to boost local economic activities. (*)