PT Putra Perkasa Abadi (PPA), a coal mining contracting company, plans to add 4,000 employees next year.
This effort was made to achieve the target of the top two coal mining contractors in Indonesia.
By 2023, the PPA targets an additional volume of overburden removal of 150 million bank cubic meters (BCM) by 2023.
Meanwhile, until December 2022, overbuden removal production reached 272.4 million BCM, exceeding the target set at 265 million BCM.
PPA Director R Teguh Saptosubroto said, in addition to adding 4,000 employees next year, his party will also add 200 heavy equipment, as an effort to pursue the 2023 production target.
To achieve the target of adding employees, PPA made plans since 2021.
The company also built an operator and mechanic education center in East Kalimantan through the PPA Academy.
The PPA Academy educates as well as specifically educates the local workforce.
The PPA provides higher education to 350 students around the mine area (Tier 1) out of 800 seats available.
“PPA will also recruit STM graduates, as well as professionals in the mining service business,” Teguh said in Jakarta, Tuesday (27/12/2022).
Teguh said that the 2023 target cannot be separated from the addition of a number of new contracts and an increase in production from PPA’s existing partners. New contracts include Adaro Mineral and PT Kaltim Prima Coal under Darma Henwa.
“With the current overburden removal achievement, PPA should be the third largest coal mining contractor in Indonesia. But the data must be reformed with data from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources,” Teguh said.
For additional information, currently PPA’s partners are coal mining companies, such as PT Bukit Asam Tbk, Adaro Mining, PT Borneo Indo Bara, PT Multi Harapan Utama, PT DSSP.
Furthermore, there are Adaro Minerals, ABP Energi, and PT Kaltim Prima Coal.
Meanwhile, for nickel mining partners, there are PT Makmur Lestari Primatama and PT Halmahera Sukses Mineral.
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