PTPP Wins Rp 8 Trillion Contract With Pelindo II For New Port


State port operator Pelahuban Indonesia II has appointed fellow construction company Pembangunan Perumahan to handle Rp 8.2 trillion ($857 million) worth of construction works at New Priok Port in Kalibaru, North Jakarta.

Pembangunan Perumahan, known as PTTP, won the tender for six construction projects, according to an Aug. 10 letter from the board of directors for Pelahuban Indonesia II, known as Pelindo II.

The scope of works include building a container yard, a breakwater disposal and a breakwater container yard. It will also include some overburdening and reclamation works.
“As the contract has been signed, there is no other obstacle for us to be able to operate a terminal in New Priok in 2014,” Pelindo II president director Richard J. Lino said in Jakarta on Tuesday.

Pelindo II was appointed by the government to build and operate Kalibaru. The Transportation Ministry awarded the state-port operator a 70-year concession to operate the port in Kalibaru, and the concession is extendable for another 25 years, a ministry official said.

New Priok, situated seven kilometers west of Tanjung Priok, will include three container terminals, an oil and gas terminal and a toll road linking it to Tanjung Priok.
Upon completion, New Priok will have an annual capacity of 4.5 million 20-foot (6.1 meters) equivalent units (TEUs), on top of Tanjung Priok’s capacity of 7.2 million TEUs.

Pelindo II expects Terminal I, one of the three container terminals planned to be built, to be completed in 2014.

Corporate secretary of PTPP Betty Ariyana said the company would start construction works in the third quarter of 2012.

The works are expected to be completed in the next 50 months.

New Priok Port is being built in anticipation of the rapid growth in container handling in the country as the domestic economy continues to expand in the next few years.

The facilities are expected to help reduce logistics costs as well as increase state revenue from both taxation and non-tax revenues.


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