(EnergyAsia, August 24 2011, Wednesday) — Indonesia’s PT Krakatau Daya Listrik (KDL), a subsidiary of PT. Krakatau Steel Group (PTKS Group), has selected Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) to implement energy management and monitoring solutions to realise long-term cost savings through greater energy efficiency.

KDL will implement the selected HPS solutions at PTKS Group’s facilities, said US automation and engineering giant Honeywell.

KDL is the primary supplier of electricity to state-owned PTKS Group, the largest steel maker in Indonesia with a production capacity of 2.45 million tons per year, and Southeast Asia’s largest integrated steel producer.

Honeywell said that PKTS, as a large user of electricity, natural gas and industrial gases, has chosen HPS’ Energy Management Service to enable KDL to effectively monitor, manage and control its energy consumption without affecting productivity at PTKS’ facilities.

Wisnu Kuncoro, KDL’s President, said:

“Providing energy for such a large-scale production is not an easy task, as we often run into high costs. By implementing HPS’ proven solutions, we will be able to control and monitor energy usage, which ultimately helps us reduce those costs significantly in the long run. We chose Honeywell Process Solutions because of their previous experience in handling energy management projects and their in-depth knowledge of the steel manufacturing industry.”

Tony Cosgrove, Honeywell Process Solutions,’s Asia Pacific vice president for sales, said:

“Often, energy expenses are considered a fixed cost due to their substantial share of operating expenditures. With our Energy Management Service, KDL will now be able to gain a competitive edge as they are able to fully control their energy supply chain and achieve energy savings. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with the Krakatau Steel Group and work on even greater projects in the future.”