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Pupuk Iskandar opens tender for NPK chemical project EPC

President Director of PT PIM Achmad Fahdie (right) and Prof. Mohammad Thneibat Chairman of The Board Jordan Phosphate Mines Co. (photo: SOE Ministry)

JAKARTA ( – State-owned fertilizer firm PT Pupuk Iskandar Muda (PIM) opens a tender through international competitive bidding mechanism for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the development of an NPK chemical project.

The NPK chemical process plant will be located in the Arun Lhokseumawe Special Economic Zone in Krueng Geukueh, North Aceh, Indonesia.

PIM has set specifications for the project, as follows:
– The NPK chemical plant shall have a design capacity of 1,612 metric tons per day (mtpd) or 500,000 mtpy utilizing the NPK technology determined by PIM;
– offsite and auxiliaries supporting the NPK chemical plant such as product handling and conveying system raw materials and product storage and other facilities; all of which shall be interconnected to the existing facilities in the inside battery limit (ISBL) of the NPK chemical plant.

The NPK chemical plant project shall encompass the design, engineering, procurement and supply of equipment and materials, construction, commissioning and start-up, performance test, and other related services required by the NPK chemical project.

The bid committee will select and appoint a national EPC company and/or a consortium of EPC company with the required know-how, expertise, technical qualification, extensive experience and financial capability to execute work.

The company has set date from April 9 to April 16, 2018 for any EPC companies to submit a letter of expression of interest indicating their intention to take part in the tender process to the following address:

Bid Committee of NPK Chemical PROJECT
Attn: Chairman of Bid Committee
Jl Bangka Raya, No. 107, Jakarta 12720, Indonesia

After the submission of the LOI, the bid committee will provide a specific password to open and obtain the detailed pre-qualification documents by downloading from the company’s website (

In late February, the company’s President Director Achmad Fadhiel said at a press conference that the company has obtained a permit from the government to build an NPK (nitrogen, phosphate and potassium) fertilizer plant at the existing plant area with an estimated cost of Rp1.6 trillion. The groundbreaking of the project is scheduled for mid-2018.

The company will team up with other parties, namely PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur (19%) and Jordan Phosphate Mining Corporation (JPMC) with a stake of 40% and PIM 41%.

The company expects to produce 500,000 tons of NPK fertilizer per annum. The project is expected to create 2000-3000 new job opportunities.


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