As the world’s largest international bitumen marketer with 100 years of global experience, Shell Bitumen is ready to support government’s priorities to boost sustainable economic growth.

Jakarta - Celebrating 100th anniversary of Shell Bitumen globally under #ShellBitumen100, Shell Indonesia held a webinar, “Shell Bitumen di Indonesia: Building Connectivity, Supporting Economic Growth). The webinar, attended by over 100 participants from government, relevant industry, stakeholders (experts/academia/consultant) and media, was opened by Dian Andyasuri, President Director and Country Chair of PT Shell Indonesia. 

In her opening speech, Dian said, “We are proud of Shell Bitumen’s roles in supporting infrastructure development worldwide for 100 years, including in Indonesia, so that millions of people can enjoy a comfortable journey as well as ease and smooth mobility in working and doing businesses. We hope this forum can strengthen a complementary synergy among multiple parties who collaboratively boost connectivity infrastructure development to provide sustainable benefits to the national economy and stimulate regional development.” She further said Shell Bitumen, supported by quality products and reliable team, is ready to be the leading solution provider in realizing the connectivity infrastructure building plans as announced in the government’s medium (2020-2024) plan and longer term national agenda.

For Shell Bitumen in Indonesia, this year is also a milestone since Shell has appointed Susi Hutapea as Shell Bitumen Cluster Business Manager (CBM) for Indonesia, effective from September 2020. Susi is the first Indonesian, as well as the first female to be in that position. “This appointment underscores Shell’s commitment to continuously support the government, business partners and other stakeholders in Indonesia. For Shell that consistently implements Diversity and Inclusion values, our trust in Susi to lead Bitumen business in Indonesia reflects our commitment to supporting women to achieve their best based on their ability and performance.” Dian added. 

Shell Bitumen Solution to Support Connectivity Development in Indonesia

Since its presence in Indonesia in 2006, Shell Bitumen has played roles in the development of domestic connectivity and supported the Indonesian government’s efforts to improve national economic competitiveness. Shell Bitumen has been used on several major toll roads, national highways, airport runways and taxiways, including Jakarta toll roads, Simpang Semanggi, national highways in West & Central Java, Trans-Sumatra toll road and various big airports in Indonesia, like Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Yogjakarta International Airport in Kulon Progo.

 “Shell Bitumen is excited about the growth opportunities in Indonesia. The country’s broad geography condition, increasing national economic competitiveness will require sustainable investment in various infrastructure projects as stated in government’s medium-term development plan 2020-2024,” said Susi Hutapea, Shell Bitumen CBM Indonesia. Susi believes Shell Bitumen’s long-standing experience with global reputation and supported by hi-tech quality products is Shell’s strengths to support government meeting the development of integrated highways, toll road and airport infrastructure connectivity.

Shell Bitumen’s solutions have been used on a number of Formula One racetracks, like Sakhir (Bahrain), Marina Bay (Singapore), Hockenheim (Germany), Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi) as well as helping pave over 120 airports around the world, including Frankfurt Airport (Germany) and Heathrow Airport (UK).

Building Connectivity, Supporting Economic Growth

The webinar titled "Shell Bitumen in Indonesia: Building Connectivity, Supporting Economic Growth” is held in two sessions involving four speakers. The first session presented three speakers - the first speaker is M. Chatib Basri, Co-founder and Senior Partner of PT CReco Consulting who expressed his views on “Indonesia’s Economic Outlook and Infrastructure Development Challenges amid Indonesia’s Economic Recovery and Growth Efforts”. The second speaker is Hedy Rahadian, Director General of Bina Marga at Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) with the topic “Road Infrastructure Development Priority Plan and Program to Support Indonesia’s Economic Recovery and Growth, while Stephanus Millyas Wardana, VP of Airport Engineering Development at PT Angkasa Pura II as the third speaker with the topic ”Airport Infrastructure Development Priority Plan and Program.

As an economist, Chatib Basri highlighted the economic growth prospects in 2021 and post-Covid-19 pandemic. He projected Indonesia’s economy growth would reach moderate level at 3.5-4% or lower than 2021 state budget (APBN). “Although economic growth has indicated recovery, but Indonesia’s economy will begin to revive in 2022, after Covid-19 pandemic is overcome.”

However, in term of infrastructure development, he predicted government would pursue a delayed development target this year. Furthermore, he suggested government to postpone the expansive spending posts.

Meanwhile, Hedy Rahadian said that to support economic activity and promote the equalization of national development, the Directorate General of Bina Marga Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) received a budget ceiling of Rp53.96 trillion allocated for the construction of road infrastructure connectivity. "Currently, most government budgets are used for the handling of Covid-19. However, infrastructure development will not stop, because this is a long-term need of the community." said Hedy.

Speaking about “Airport Infrastructure Development Priority Plan and Program”, Stephanus Millyas Wardana said, “This Covid-19 pandemic had brought significant impacts on the aviation industry in Indonesia. Both domestic and international flight traffic has shrunk in few past months. However, PT Angkasa Pura II is confident that the traffic rebound will provide a surge in flight growth in Indonesia’s airports. To cope with the growth, PT Angkasa Pura II has prepared all infrastructures to support flight operations, and ensure all existing facilities meet the standards to deliver comfort, safety and security to airport services users.”

Meanwhile, in second session, Susi Hutapea, Shell Bitumen Cluster Business Manager Indonesia explained about “The Role of Shell Bitumen Indonesia in Supporting Connectivity Development in Indonesia in which she affirmed Shell Bitumen’s commitment in Indonesia, “Shell Bitumen will continue to be a strategic partner for government and consumers in efforts to improve connectivity in this country through a wide range of high quality and durable Bitumen products and solutions.”


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About Shell Bitumen

Shell Bitumen is the world’s largest international bitumen marketer that becomes a partner of choice of over 1,800 customers (private and state-owned enterprises) in 52 countries around the world. Shell Bitumen supplies enough bitumen to resurface 500 kilometers of road daily – that’s enough to travel around the world 4.5 times in one year.

For 100 years, our bitumen business has changed dramatically from our first bitumen manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom in 1919, to the work we are currently doing to create smart surfaces of the future. Shell Bitumen supplies a wide range of high quality products, from standard-grade bitumen to special polymer-modified bitumen marketed under the brand name Shell Cariphalte. Our bitumen is used on various road surfaces around the world, from urban roads and highways, to airport runways and Formula One™ racetracks. Most recently, Shell Bitumen provided bitumen solutions and technical expertise for the iconic Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in China, the world’s longest man-made sea crossing which opened in 2018 and is touted as a wonder of the modern world.

Shell Bitumen global bitumen R&D Center in Bangalore, India, and a network of regional solution centers strategically located in China, France and Thailand.

Shell Bitumen has partnered with 17 leading motorsport circuits around the world, including Silverstone in the United Kingdom, Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, and Nürburgring in Germany. Shell Bitumen’s solutions have also been used on a number of Formula One racetracks: Sakhir (Bahrain), Marina Bay (Singapore), Hockenheim (Germany), Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi) and Sepang (Malaysia). Shell has also recently paved the Bugatti Circuit in LeMans, France.

About Shell Bitumen Indonesia

Shell Bitumen established in Indonesia in 2006, and now becomes the largest international bitumen supplying company in Indonesia. Shell Bitumen offers a range of high quality and durable bitumen products and solutions to support road infrastructure development and Indonesia’s economic growth.

Shell Bitumen Product is used in paving several major toll roads throughout the country, including the Trans Sumatera, Jakarta-Cikampek (Japek), Merak-Jakarta MMS, JORR, Semarang-Solo, Batang-Semarang, Surabaya-Mojokerto, Balikpapan-Samarinda, Pasuruan-Probolinggo, Surabaya-Porong. The products have also been used in several national roads in Indonesia, including Jalingkut (Lingkar Utara Brebes-Tegal), Magelang-Keprekan, some of Pantura (orthern lane) in West & Central Java.

Shell bitumen products have also been used in projects for more than 24 of Indonesia’s busiest airports, including Soekarno Hatta Jakarta, Juanda Surabaya, Minangkabau Padang, Hasanudin Makassar, Sam Ratulangi Manado, Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Irian Jaya (Merauke, Sorong, Jayapura), Kulon Progo New Jogja, Adisucipto Jogja, Solo, Aceh, Palembang, Bandung, etc.

Shell Bitumen has two bitumen storage facilities (terminals) in Marunda and Semarang for Pen 60/70 bulk product. Shell Bitumen also has PMB local blending plant in Balaradja to serve our premium product customers. To help with the future premium product penetration in Indonesia, we also plan to have another PMB local blending plant located in Demak, Semarang.