Tue, 09 Mar 2010

TEMPO Interactive, Cipanas: The Investment Coordination Board’s (BKPM) deputy chief for planning, Luky Eko Wuryanto, said the coal liquefaction project worth US$ 10 billion with South Africa Synthetic Oil Ltd (SASOL) is in the realization phase. The technical discussion is being organized between SASOL and the National Team, headed by the Oil and Natural Gas director.

In the technical phase, SASOL and the National Team will discuss about the location to be selected, raw material supplies, funding, and a comprehensive feasibility study. The process will take one year and will be continued with a follow-up study. “Both parties have to agree on the scope and a number of items in the study, and who will be funding the project,” Luky said in Cipanas, last week.

The feasibility study expected to be completed by 2015
requires US$3 million. “The cost should be divided fairly, 50 percent borne by SASOL and 50 percent by the government,” he said. Even though the location is not fixed yet, some areas have been targeted, like East Kalimantan or South Sumatra.