Pertamina inaugurates lubricant blending plant in Jakarta

Indonesia’s State Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Minister Rini Soemarno and Industry Minister Saleh Husin inaugurated Indonesia’s largest lubricant blending plant owned by PT Pertamina Lubricants, a subsidiary of PT Pertamina.

Called the Production Unit Jakarta (PUJ), the lubricant blending plant is located in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta. It is twice the size of the Shell plant located in Marunda Centre, north of Jakarta, which was inaugurated last month, but smaller than Total Oil Asia Pacific’s plant in Singapore, which was inaugurated in July.

Built with an investment of IDR 1.3 trillion (USD 92.8 million), the lubricant blending plant, which is located adjacent to the Tanjung Priok port, has an annual capacity of 270 million liters.

PT Pertamina President Director Dwi Soetjipto said the plant was built to supply the Southeast Asian market, which is collectively represented by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

“We built it so that we can enter the ASEAN market and become a leading lubricant marketer in ASEAN,” said Dwi.

In addition to the lubricant blending plant, there is also a grease manufacturing unit which can produce 8,000 metric tonnes per year and a viscosity modifier additive manufacturing unit with a capacity of 14 million liters per year.

“The system’s flexibility will also increase the speed of product availability,” said Pertamina Marketing Director Ahmad Bambang.