18 October 2023
Jakarta, IDN Times - PT Trimegah Bangun Persada Tbk, or Harita Nickel, has received the CEO Business Forum (CBF) Indonesia Achievement Award 2023.
The award is a result of Harita Nickel's consistent support for the government's nickel downstream program, which creates value and benefits for Indonesia.
The award received by Harita Nickel is "Best Performance Company 2023 in Supporting Mineral Industry Downstreaming through Integrated Technology and Sustainable Implementation".
The award was given based on the assessment of the implementation of green energy usage for the smelter plant in the processing of nickel sulfate (raw material for the production of electric vehicle batteries) using High-Pressure Acid Leach (HPAL) technology.
In addition, the award takes into account the company's efforts to comply with the government's program for the use of green technology and the implementation of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and sustainability initiatives.
This was evidenced by the company's plans to build a 300-megawatt solar power plant (PLTS) on Obi Island, Maluku, by the end of 2025. "We are very grateful for this award because it means that what we are doing to develop Indonesia from the eastern part within the framework of sustainability is appreciated and recognized," said Tonny Gultom, Director of Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) at Harita Nickel, in an official statement to IDN Times on Wednesday, October 18, 2023.
On the other hand, the company with the stock code NCKL is preparing to open two nickel mine reserves to meet long-term demand. This is also to support the acceleration of the electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia.
The locations of these two nickel mine reserves are close to the company's operational industrial areas. The exploration of these two reserves is part of Harita Nickel's expansion to optimize the total of four mining concessions it owns.
In line with this, Harita Nickel is also expanding by developing downstream processing from saprolite (high-grade nickel ore) to ferro-nickel and then to stainless steel. The planned production capacity is estimated at 2-3 million tons per year.
Meanwhile, Tonny stated that Harita Nickel supports the government's downstream program to add value to nickel mining and processing.
This is to provide a multiplier effect in the form of technology transfer, contribution to the transformation of green energy use, and sustainable economic impact, which will be implemented in accordance with applicable regulatory corridors.
"This award will serve as a driving force for the company to always strive for the best and make a positive contribution within the framework of sustainability," said Tonny.