Mediaindonesia.com | Ekonomi – A US$2 billion investment to support Zero Flaring 2030 and decarbonize the value chain of the oil and gas industry in Indonesia was signed by Norinco International and Mirah Green at the Indonesia Net Zero Summit, B20 Investment Forum as part of the G20 Summit 2022.
Two Companies Invest US$2 billion to Support Zero Flaring 2030
The target US$2 billion investment is to support Indonesia to achieve the Zero Flaring 2030 target and also reduce energy imports of Indonesia which will have an impact on the decarbonization of the oil industry. The investment is also an effort to support the Government of Indonesia to provide energy supply to remote areas and especially to encourage economic development in the regions.
The investment is also an effort to support the Government of Indonesia to provide energy supply to remote areas and especially to encourage economic development in the regions. The agreement was one of 16 important agreements signed during the Net Zero Summit. Some of the Multinational companies that participated in the signing event were Mastercard, Halliburton, Atilium, Terra, Canadian Commercial Corporation, GSM System, Unity Technology, Mitsubishi, Keppel, Fasset Technology, Chevron, USAID, and others. “The first project of the US$2 billion investment has already begun, with the first phase starting operations in January 2023, and the second phase starting in early 2024,” Kadafi remarked.
The First Phase of the First Project will impact carbon emission reduction by Zero Flaring at the location of North Barito District, Central Kalimantan. Furthermore, the Second Phase of the First Project will reduce carbon emissions by decarbonizing several value chains of the oil and gas industry at the location. The First Project is supported by PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance (IFF), as part of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Asian Development Bank (ADB), KWF (Kreditstanlt fur Wiederaufbau), from Germany, SMBC (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) and PT Sarana Multi Finance Indonesia (SMI) a state-owned enterprise under the Indonesian Ministry of Finance.
Norinco International is part of the Norinco Group which is ranked 136th out of the World’s Top 150 Companies by Fortune 500. Norinco actively invests, develops, and builds a green economy in more than 50 countries. Norinco Group is also developing EV Bus technology in the region in cooperation with the Manufacturing Plant in Bangkok to produce 10 EV Buses per day. Norinco gives special attention to Hydropower, Solar Power Generation, Natural Gas Generation, and the development of Bus and Electric Truck factories in Indonesia. Meanwhile, Mirah Green was founded by Kadafi Yahya, a social entrepreneur who is actively involved in the largest Cooperative Business in Indonesia that focuses on Savings and Loan activities for thousands of its members.
For more than 20 years, a founder has financed thousands of members who own Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to develop their businesses, where the majority of these MSMEs are located in Java. With a passion for building things that can have a big impact on society, Kadafi Yahya is also challenged by the carbon situation in the world and looking for ways to reduce it. He built a value chain system and supported technology to convert emissions into other useful objects.