Source: The Jakarta Post
Krakatau Daya Listrik, has officially signed a strategic partnership agreement on transformer maintenance in Indonesia with the local arm of German technology company Siemens Indonesia.
Under the agreement, Siemens will be a collaboration partner for the subsidiary of state-owned steel maker Krakatau Steel in developing its transformer testing and repair facility in Indonesia, Krakatau Daya Listrik president director Alugoro Mulyowahyudi said.
"The partnership is beyond just mutually beneficial collaboration in the transformer testing and repair business. It is a long-term investment to grow our business further," he said at a press conference on the sidelines of the 71th National Electricity Day Conference in Jakarta on Wednesday.
From the partnership, Alugoro continued, Krakatau Daya could develop the competencies of its employees, reduce the cost of transformer repair and maintenance, optimize the existing facility utilization and grow the business scale.
Prior to this partnership, all Siemens transformers had to undergo maintenance in China. Through this partnership, Siemens will generate greater economic value by using Krakatau Daya Listrik’s facility.
Siemens Indonesia CEO Josef Winter added that the partnership was in line with the firm’s commitment to support development in Indonesia. "We have a long history in Indonesia and we continue to increase our investment," he said.
Siemens Indonesia's head of energy management division Andreas Aike said the service facility was expected to be Siemens’ transformer maintenance center in Southeast Asia. "In the future, the facility can also be used for maintenance of products not made by Siemens," he said.