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Construction of Liquified Natural Gas Terminal in Bali, Efforts to Realize Clean Energy

Jakarta, Indonesia Sentinel – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut B. Pandjaitan said the plan to build a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in Bali was carried out in an effort to support the use of clean energy and the implementation of the net zero emission program in 2060 or sooner.

“Under normal conditions, the electricity demand in Bali reaches 1,100 megawatts and it is estimated that Bali’s electricity growth in 2045 will be 24 TWh so that LNG will become a source of electrical energy for the people of Bali,” Luhut said in a written statement, Friday (28/4/2023).

Previously, Luhut paid a working visit to the location of the planned Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) terminal to be built in Bali Province on Thursday (27/4/2023).

During the visit, Luhut directly inspected the location of the LNG infrastructure plan in Serangan/Sidakarya waters and Benoa Harbor using a speedboat.

Luhut added that several studies have been conducted by the Bali Provincial Government regarding the LNG development location plan in Sidakarya, but a comprehensive analysis is still needed, especially related to sustainable quality tourism, mangrove ecosystems, shipping security and safety aspects, and cost efficiency.

“Therefore, we want a study involving not only PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), but also academics,” Luhut said.

The LNG terminal will be built off the coast of Bali through an improved offshore midstream configuration by considering mangrove preservation and the beauty of the tourist area. Another reason is that it will not interfere with ship traffic and construction costs are more efficient.

After that, the Coordinating Ministry will coordinate further discussion on the offshore proposal from PLN by involving ministries/agencies and related parties.

Looking at the existing sea conditions, Luhut also mentioned about waste management. Previously, the Integrated Waste Disposal Sites (TPST) of Kesiman Kertalangu, Tahura Ngurah Rai, and Padang Sambian were inaugurated. The three locations can accommodate 1,020 tons of waste per day.

“Through the TPST, it is hoped that waste management will not become a problem for regencies, cities, and Bali Province,” Luhut concluded.

During the visit, Luhut was accompanied by Deputy for Infrastructure and Transportation Coordination Rachmat Kaimuddin, Deputy for Environmental and Forestry Management Coordination Nani Hendiarti, Acting Deputy for Maritime Resources Firman Hidayat, and PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo.

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