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GLOBALEYES / EDITION 3
REGIONAL OVERVIEW
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Speaking fluent
Bahasa is just one
of the many skills
Jim Ellison will
bring to his role as
RSM Indonesia at
Bradken’s new office
at Balikpapan.
THE PERFECT
FIT FOR
BALIKPAPAN
“We wish Jim
all the best in his
new role.”
Fraser Batts
HISTORY
– Prior to the oil boom of the early 1900s, Balikpapan was an
isolated fishing village. Balikpapan’s name (lit.
balik
is behind and
papan
is a plank) comes from a folk story in which a local king threw his newborn
daughter into the sea to protect her from his enemies. The baby was tied
beneath some planks, which were discovered by a fisherman.
In 1897, a small refinery company began the first oil drilling. Construction of
roads, wharves, warehouses, offices, barracks, and bungalows started when
a Dutch oil company arrived in the area. Extensive wartime damage curtailed
almost all oil production in the area until major repairs were performed by
the Royal Dutch Shell company. Shell continued operating in the area until
Indonesian state-owned Pertamina took it over in 1965.
OPPORTUNITIES
– Due to the large resources of oil, gas, gold and
coal, many multinational corporations conduct business in East Kalimantan
province. With more than 270 excavators over 200 tonne, the OEMs are
also present. These OEMs also have remanufacturing facilities to support
their customers.
PT BRADKEN INDONESIA BALIKPAPAN BRANCH
has acquired
a warehouse in the Kariangau region close to the ferry wharf and the new
container terminal is currently under construction (due for completion end
of 2012). The warehouse consists of 450m
2
covered area with the ability
to install 6m high pallet racking. There is also an internal mezzanine office
and 400m
2
of hard standing. The main branch office is external from the
warehouse and is approximately 75m
2
and the entire area can be secured
by boom gate and a security post.
Jim Ellison, his wife Maxine and their children Hayden and Jayd.