Tembilahan, April 14, 2021 - As an effort to increase energy security and also support equitable fulfillment of Pertamina's fuel oil (BBM) especially for people Indragiri Hilir Riau region, PT Elnusa Petrofin (EPN), a subsidiary of PT Elnusa Tbk, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Inhil Fuel Terminal (BBM Terminal) in Tembilahan, Indragiri Hilir Regency, Riau Province, Wednesday (14/4).
The inauguration of the Fuel Terminal was carried out by the President Director of PT Elnusa Petrofin Haris Syahrudin, Executive GM Marketing Operation Region I Pertamina Herra Indra Wirawan, Director of Central Marketing and Commerce Subholding Commercial and Trading Pertamina Hasto Wibowo, Regent Indragiri Hilir H. Muhammad Wardan, Dandim 0314 Lieutenant Colonel Inf Emir Faisal and was attended by representatives of Pertamina (Persero) MOR I management, TNI POLRI leaders and local community leaders.
The Fuel Terminal or BBM Terminal building stands on an area of 10 hectares, while the facilities and facilities to be built and managed by PT Elnusa Petrofin consist of 2 units of fuel tanks for Pertamax, each with a capacity of 1,000 KL, 2 units of fuel tanks for Premium with a storage capacity of 1,500 KL each and 2 tanks for Bio Solar with a storage capacity of 1,500 KL each, so the total storage capacity is 8,000 KL. Meanwhile, the target for completion of construction is approximately 24 months.
With the construction of the Indragiri Hilir Fuel Terminal, it is hoped that it can reduce the travel time for fuel delivery to the Indragiri Hilir Area which is usually supplied from Pertamina Sei Siak Fuel Terminal. This can reduce the risk of tank crews fatigue due to long mileage and can reduce the possibility of load losses due to shorter distribution distances from the fuel terminal to the gas station.
On this occasion, a symbolic CSR award was also carried out to SDN 002 Sungai Gantang in the form of assistance for the construction of educational facilities and facilities.
Haris Syahrudin as the President Director of PT Elnusa Petrofin in his speech said that the presence of Fuel Teriminal was a form of support for Pertamina to strengthen the availability and security of energy (BBM) in Riau Province in general and in the Indragiri Hilir area in particular.
Meanwhile, Pertamina's Central Marketing and Commercial Subholding Commercial and Trading Director Hasto Wibowo has been dependent on Sei Siak Fuel Terminal. "This encouragement made us try to secure the first supply of BBM by shortening the distance traveled for BBM distribution to Indragiri Hilir with the presence of this New Tembilahan Fuel Terminal," he said. Hasto added that in the future the presence of TBBM is expected to be able to support the development of the social and cultural economy, especially in the Indragiri Hilir Regency and surrounding areas.
Closing the event that day, the Regent of Indragiri Hilir H. Muhammad Wardan said that on behalf of the Indragiri Hilir Government, his party was very proud and grateful for the groundbreaking to initiate the construction of the Tembilahan Baru Fuel Terminal. "The presence of the Tembilahan Baru Fuel Terminal is in line with the acceleration of infrastructure development in Indragiri Hilir Regency and facilitates the community and industry in Indragiri Hilir and its surroundings in obtaining Pertamina BBM," he concluded.