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JJ-Lurgi Broadens Foothold in Indonesia
Thursday, November 02, 2017


Indonesia, 2 November 2017 -  Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) is proud to announce its joint venture JJ-Lurgi has successfully delivered a 200-kilotonne-per-year oleochemical plant in Indonesia to Sinar Mas Cepsa (a joint venture between Golden Agri, the palm oil unit of Indonesia's Sinar Mas group, and Spain-based oil and gas group Cepsa). JJ-Lurgi’s completion of this plant gives Sinar Mas, the world's second-largest palm oil producer, its first major downstream fatty alcohol facility. 
JJ-Lurgi has successfully delivered more than 300 process plants across China and South-East Asia. This mega project now adds another milestone to JJ-Lurgi’s growth in Indonesia and strengthens the company’s reputation as a reliable technology provider with strong engineering capabilities. 
Heinrich Jessen, Chairman of Jebsen & Jessen (SEA), said, “Indonesia has always been a key market to us, and we are pleased to complete delivery to one of the world’s most important palm oil producer. With the completion of this project, we continue to look forward to new challenges and growth in the emerging market of South-East Asia’s largest economy.” 
Of the plant’s 200-kilotonne annual capacity, about 160 kilotonnes will be used for fatty alcohol, a key ingredient of personal care products and liquid soaps. The balance capacity of 40 kilotonnes will be used to produce fatty acids, which will be used for powder detergents and glycerine, and the plant is designed to accommodate changes in the capacity ratio.
Situated in Dumai on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the plant uses sustainably-sourced palm kernel oil, and will serve the international markets including Asia and Europe.
Jakob Helms, Managing Director of JJ-Lurgi, commented, “This new plant demonstrates our engineering and technical expertise in oleochemical, and our success in the growing commodity market of Indonesia puts an additional feather in our cap. We are very proud of our achievements in Indonesia.”
About JJ-Lurgi Engineering
JJ-Lurgi Engineering is a joint venture between Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) and Air Liquide. Our engineering roots are in Germany; in Asia we contract ourselves locally and have established in-house a new generation of expertise attuned to our clients’ particular needs. With more than 25 years of experience, we produce highly customisable products that fit our clients’ needs, reducing waste and cost. Our technologies include: Oilseeds Extraction, Edible Oil Refining, Fats Modification, Oleochemicals and Methylester (Biodiesel). 
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About Jebsen & Jessen (SEA)
Since 1963 we have worked in partnerships with industrial global market leaders to transform possibilities into opportunities. Operating across the region, our activities span manufacturing, engineering and distribution. Our 4,000 people develop meaningful products and services for the 20,000 customers we serve. We have seven core business units: Cable Technology, Ingredients, Life Sciences, Material Handling, Offshore, Packaging and Technology. We operate in nine of the ten ASEAN countries through a network spanning 76 locations, including 24 manufacturing facilities.
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