PT Sinar Jaya Sultra Utama (SJSU), a nickel mining company located in North Konawe Regency, optimally utilizes medium to high raw material nickel resources. In addition, SJSU has also started to look at cobalt, aluminum, iron and silica.
This causes PT SJSU’s nickel ore production to decline in the 2020-2021 working period. In 2020, the company’s nickel production reached 683,220 Wet Metric Tons (WMT).
Meanwhile, PT SJSU’s sales of nickel ore in that year reached 900,297 WMT. “This year, PT SJSU sold 900,297 WMT of ore, with nickel content of approximately 1.60%,” said SJSU Commissioner Herry Asiku at the Indonesia Nickel Summit some time ago.
In 2021, the company’s ore production will be 858,544 WMT and also carry out mineral conservation by taking into account the same elements. This year, PT SJSU sold 759,924 WMT of ore with nickel content of approximately 1.30%.
“In 2021, it will decrease somewhat because we also produce with attention to several elements such as iron, cobalt and silica. This makes us all more confident to sell to smelters,” he explained.
This is in stark contrast to the production record in 2019, where SJSU nickel ore reached 1,686,242 WMT and still received an export quota of 1,419,897 WMT, with nickel content of approximately 1.60%.
“We can breakdown , since 2019 we have been able to produce more than one million tons per year,” said Herry.
SJSU is a nickel mining company using a surface mine system . Mining activities are also based on good mining practices or good mining practices as regulated in Ministerial Decree 187 of 2018.
SJSU has also managed the principles of Health, Safety, Security and Environment (K3L) well through several programs such as Safety Talk, Safety Induction , Education and Job Training, Installation of Signs.
There are also Emergency Response Team programs, Land Arrangements, Revegetation, Nurseries, Settling Ponds and Obedience Points and TPS LB3.
“Then of course we also have to do things for our environment. Our environment is almost in our mine, I do those things so that when I go to the mine I can swim in the sea. What does it mean, the environment is already friendly to us,” he concluded.