Jakarta – PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia won an award from the Association of Indonesian Mining Experts (PERHAPI) in the field of Technology, on developing STAL Technology as a “Pioneer in Increasing the Added Value of Low-Grade Nickel Ore Processing and Purification”.
The awarding ceremony was held in a hybrid way (online and offline) on Wednesday (27/10), at the 30thAnnual Professional Meeting (TPT) and the 11th PERHAPI Congress which carried the theme “The Role of Mineral and Coal Mining to Support Strategic Industries and National defense”.
PERHAPI is an organization consisting of mining experts in Indonesia, and has a function to facilitate its members and the mining community in general so that they can contribute ideas to the development of the mining sector in Indonesia.
President Director of PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia, Widodo Sucipto expressed his gratitude to PERHAPI, for the award that had been given to Hydrotech Metal on developing STAL Technology. Widodo also hopes that the technology created by the national technological innovation owned by Hydrotech Metal can contribute positively to the progress and prosperity of Indonesia.
According to Widodo, PERHAPI considers that STAL technology is the national technological innovation which can utilize low-grade nickel ore as raw material for EV (Electric Vehicle) battery, with the advantages of Capex and Opex which are much more competitive, and environmentally friendly. Widodo also explained that before winning the PERHAPI Awards, Hydrotech Metal had gone through a virtual presentation stage, which was responded to by metallurgical experts in Indonesia such as Prof. Dr. Zaki Mubarok and Dr. Zulfiadi Zulhan.
“The virtual presentation was held last month (September) in front of experts. After going through that stage, we were successfully selected as one of the candidates for the PERHAPI Awards in the field of Technology, and thankfully, we were later named the winner of the award. This is a proud achievement for us.” Widodo said.
For information, PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia is a business entity that is part of the Trinitan Group. Founded in 2020, Hydrotech Metal has a focus on research and development (R&D) activities for mineral processing technology in Indonesia. Meanwhile, STAL Technology (Step Temperature Acid Leach) is a hydrometallurgical nickel processing technology owned by Hydrotech Metal, which is capable of processing low-grade nickel that has been deposited so far, in an environmentally friendly manner and at a low cost. (*)