A subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned oil and gas company, PT Pertamina Lubricants, plans to build a lubricant blending plant in China in 2017.
Gigih Wahyu Hari Irianto, president director of PT Pertamina Lubricants, said the plant in Guangzhou, in southern China, will be built with a maximum annual production capacity of 100,000 kiloliters.
He said PT Pertamina Lubricants plans to have a Chinese partner, without naming the company.
PT Pertamina Lubricants currently operates lubricant blending plants in Gresik, East Java, Cilacap, Central Java, and Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta.
PT Pertamina Lubricants also has a stake in a Thai lubricant company that allowed it to quickly build its market presence in Thailand. The Thai plant has a lubricant blending capacity of 60,000 kilolitres per year.
With the announcement of establishing a manufacturing presence in China, the company continues its plan to broaden its lubricant footprint in the region.