New Indonesian capital will have a 3,720-hectare sustainable energy centre

Jakarta – The National Capital City (IKN) will have a 3,720-hectare sustainable energy centre, in collaboration with PT Pertamina (Persero), according to the head of the IKN Authority (OIKN). The Head of OIKN Bambang Susantono and PT Pertamina (Persero) President Director Nicke Widyawati signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the IKN West National Axis on Friday, 22 September.

Susantono said Pertamina was the first state-owned company to have a memorandum of understanding with OIKN. He hopes that establishing the Pertamina Sustainable Energy Centre will be a positive catalyst in encouraging investment in IKN.

President Director of Pertamina, Nicke Widyawati, said that IKN is considered the right location for Pertamina to develop a sustainable energy centre. The future capital of Indonesia has a large enough forest area to implement nature-based solutions such as carbon sinks that can absorb or store emissions naturally.

“The sustainable energy centre will be built in Planning Area 5 of IKN, with an area of around 3,720 hectares,” she said.

The development process will be carried out in stages. Pertamina will also build several facilities, including Pertamina Sustainability Academy, Pertamina Training Institute, Pertamina Research and Innovation Centre for Sustainable and Low Carbon Technologies. There are also plans to build the Pertamina Vocational Education Centre, Shared Green Infrastructure, Laboratory, and Sustainability Start-up Hub. (Hartatik)

Banner photo: The construction process of one of the areas in the Nusantara National Capital City (IKN), Penajam Paser Utara, East Kalimantan. (Source: Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing)

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