From Solar Panels to Dual-Fuel Ships, Concrete Efforts by PIS to Reduce Pollution and Lower Emissions

Jakarta, August 22, 2023 – PT Pertamina International Shipping (PIS) supports Indonesia's "net zero emission" target for 2060 while actively contributes to reducing air pollution by implementing decarbonization policies across various business lines and company operations.

CEO of PIS Yoki Firnandi highlighted that according to a journal published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the global shipping industry contributes up to 3% of the world's carbon emissions. "However, this doesn't mean that with that share, we're not taking action to reduce pollution and emissions. As part of the international player community, PIS must comply with future sustainable business regulations and standards," Yoki stated on Monday (8/21).

Yoki further noted that PIS consistently prioritizes environmental aspects in its operations through both short-term and long-term initiatives.

Presently, the most cost-effective initiative for carbon reduction in the shipping industry involves enhancing operational efficiency. It includes continuous hull cleaning, installation of energy-saving devices, and optimizing ship speeds for optimal/economical performance.

In the medium to long term, PIS's adopted initiatives include constructing or acquiring ships that use more environmentally friendly fuels and transport green energy commodities. Examples include ships powered by LPG, LNG, green ammonia, green hydrogen, and biofuel dual-fuel vessels.

"This year, PIS has already acquired a dual-fuel LPG-powered VLGC ship named Pertamina Gas Amaryllis. Pertamina Gas Amaryllis is one of the world's largest gas carriers and the first dual-fuel LPG-powered vessel in Pertamina and Indonesia."

PIS has also implemented biodiesel use. 146 PIS vessels were recorded as using biodiesel for their main engine power.

Solar Panel Installation

PIS optimizes the new and renewable energy utilization in its business operations, including its subsidiary companies like PT Pertamina Trans Kontinental (PTK) and PT Pertamina Energy Terminal (PET).

PTK successfully reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 74.03 tons per year through decarbonization programs in its operations. The emission reduction was achieved and implemented through the Solar Power Plants (PLTS) in the Transko Pari 01 ship fleet and Energy Substitution Shore Connection at PTK Port Plaju.

The PLTS installation on the crew boat fleet began on August 31, 2022. The PLTS use  on Transko Pari 01 reduces 39.01 tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions per year and estimated fuel efficiency savings of around 200 million Indonesian rupiahs.

Meanwhile, PET successfully reduced carbon emissions by 194.34 tons in the first semester of this year through PLTS installation at two strategic terminals, namely Integrated Terminal Tanjung Uban and LPG Terminal Tanjung Sekong.

The total solar energy utilization at Integrated Terminal Tanjung Uban and LPG Terminal Tanjung Sekong reached 562,222 kWh.

Apart from operational and business efforts, PIS's carbon emission reduction endeavors include mangrove planting and coral reef transplantation. From 2021 to mid-year, PIS, as part of the Sub Holding Integrated Marine Logistics, planted 3100 mangrove trees. It includes planting 100 mangrove trees in locations like the Mangrove Nature Tourism Park in Muara Angke - Jakarta, planting 1000 mangrove trees along the coast of the Politeknik Ilmu Pelayaran (PIP) Makassar, planting 1000 mangrove trees in the Thousand Islands by the Agent of Change (AOC) SH IML, and planting 1000 mangrove trees by PTK in Makassar and Bali.

Vice President of Corporate Communication at Pertamina, Fadjar Djoko Santoso, revealed that Pertamina encourages all its business lines to undertake decarbonization in their operations. This effort has led to a 31% decrease in emissions, surpassing the government's decarbonization target of 29% emissions reduction from the previous year.

"Reducing emissions is Pertamina's commitment to contribute, as outlined in Indonesia's Nationally Determined Contribution," stated Fadjar.

Pertamina, as a leading company in the energy transition, is committed to supporting the Net Zero Emission 2060 target by continuously promoting programs that directly impact the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) achievement. All these efforts align with Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) implementation across all Pertamina's business lines and operations.**

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