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March 29, 2011
Alcoa Products on First Aluminum Petroleum Road Tanker in Indonesia
FUSINA, Italy & SURABAYA, Indonesia & NEW YORK--The first aluminum petroleum road tanker produced in Indonesia took to
the highway recently made with Alcoa’s heavy gauge aluminum shate
product and rolling on Alcoa aluminum truck wheels.
5182 RoadTanker ShateG1, a combined sheet and
plate product of a specific thickness, was developed by Alcoa Mill
Products Europe for road tankers that transport hazardous freight. PT.
MECO INOXPRIMA, one of the largest suppliers of liquid propane gas (LPG)
storage and LPG transport tanks in Indonesia, is the first company to
produce the aluminum tank transporter in the country.
Alcoa’s 5182 RoadTanker ShateG1 is an improved version of
5182 shate with properties that meet international standards for safety,
load and operation. Alcoa’s Fusina, Italy, plant has supplied shate to
Meco since the company began working on the prototype two years ago. The
machine-finished aluminum truck wheels were produced at Alcoa’s
operations in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, and were delivered by Alcoa Wheel
“Meco has made history being the pioneer in the aluminum road tanker
business in Indonesia. At the same time it is creating a positive
environmental impact, because the energy-efficient, lightweight aluminum
tankers will result in lower emissions, and because aluminum is
infinitely recyclable,” said Ingrid Muehlboeck, President, Alcoa
European Mill Products.
“Using the Alcoa RTS eValuator, a tool created for customers to
calculate their savings, it is easy to visualize that aluminum can allow
savings up to 1900 liters (502 gallons) of fuel per year. This means a
reduction of 78 tons of CO2 emissions over the lifetime of each vehicle.”
“Meco aims to continuously improve to meet our customers’ needs,” said
Subjahta Widjaja, President Director of PT. MECO INOXPRIMA. “With an
aluminum petroleum tanker we are assured there will be no fuel
contamination, and our customers are realizing fuel savings and lower
maintenance cost, while carrying heavier loads.” Mr. Widjaja added that
Meco is cognizant in assuring the quality of its products and in
complying with International UN-ADR (United Nations – Assessment of
Development) standards and road regulations.
Meco is supplying the new aluminum petroleum road tanker to several
customers, including oil and gas companies transporting PT. PERTAMINA’s
Alcoa supplies its 5182TankerShateG1 to customers worldwide
for construction of road tankers for storing and transporting dangerous
goods. Alcoa wheels are used by customers worldwide in the commercial
transportation, automotive and defense markets.
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world’s leading producer of primary and
fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and
refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum
industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the
aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial
transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the
past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled
products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels,
fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building
systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as
titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral
part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and
engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index for nine consecutive years and approximately
75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.