PTBA - PT. Bukit Asam Tbk

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JAKARTA. PT Bukit Asam Tbk (PTBA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PT Industri Kereta Api (Persero) or INKA to develop an electric mining vehicle.

Suryo Eko Hadianto, President Director of PTBA, claimed that the said corporation could be considered as a support for the Indonesian government’s commitment to attaining a net-zero emission target by 2060. “The state-owned enterprises (BUMN) have potentials in contributing the most to actualise the said commitment. It includes promoting mining vehicle utilisation to use an electric source,” he explained in a press release received by

“This is an opportunity for us to develop rather than purchasing or importing,” Hadianto added.

After the MoU signing, PTBA and INKA would form a comprehensive joint study drafting team. This review study is targeted to be completed next year.

“I hope that this signing could immediately proceed to the next stage so that by the end of 2022, there would have been a vehicle prototype that could be further developed,” Hadianto stated. (KR/ZH)