Plantations PT Nusantara X (Persero) drizzle investment of Rp 145.3 billion to revitalize the sugar mill (PG) in PG Krembong, Sidoarjo. Investment includes the purchase of new machinery to increase capacity of 1,600 tons of cane per day (TCD) to 2,300 TCD.
Director of PTPN X Subiyono said the importance of pushing the PG to increase production capacity. Because there are 1847 sugar mills with small capacity in Indonesia. Where one of them is PG Krembong.
“Revitalization PG Kremboong will be PG-capacity model of the development of small to medium scale PG with large-scale business that is not only sugar but also produce electricity,” said Subiyono in a statement on Sunday (06/09/2013).
Prior PG Kremboong has 18 units of manual machines. Later changed to 2 units of automatic machine with a capacity of 1,500 kilograms per cycle. Sugar packing machine changed from an open to a closed system, so the more sterile and increase sugar production hygiene.
The machine will also serve for storage of energy by using turbines with a capacity of 4MW alternator that can produce surplus electricity. 2014 is expected to be realized by the program co-generation process bagasse into electricity to be sold to PLN.
“Program co-generation at PG Kremboong is part of an effort to optimize the economic potential of sugar cane produces not only sugar.’s Co-generation program complements a similar program that has been and will be held in PG and PG Ngadiredjo New Pesantren, Kediri,” he explained
Next is the installation of the boiler efficiency of high-pressure steam, so as to reduce loss of 2.8 percent to 2.3 percent.
In terms of quality, whiteness levels according to the scale ICUMSA (International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis) will drop from 180 IU to 100 IU. ICUMSA is a class standards of quality (grade) of sugar color is determined by a set of IU or International Units. Sugar ICUMSA intervals ranging 45-4600 IU. The lower the ICUMSA, the bright colors of sugar, and sugar in general is increasingly good quality.
Subiyono stated, PG Kremboong development will be integrated with other PG PG-exist in Sidoarjo, namely PG and PG Watoetoelis Toelangan. PG The third cluster included in Delta.
“In the scheme clusters, PG Kremboong be central to the development of co-generation process bagasse into electricity. Watoetoelis PG and PG Toelangan will be the supplier of sugarcane pulp. Accordingly, there is no resource is wasted in each PG,” said Subiyono
In 2013, PG Krembong targeting production of 29316.9 tons with a yield of sugar (sugar cane) is expected to reach 8.36 percent. In 2012 production reached 20 039 tons of sugar, up 7.94 percent from a year ago about 18558.5 tons.
Sugarcane land area within PG Kremboong reach 3,365 hectares in 2012, and this year is targeted to increase to 4,117 hectares. PG Krembong recorded profit growth of Rp 4, 55 billion in 2011 to Rp10, 01 billion in 2012.