JAKARTA – PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk (DSNG) in the first semester of 2013 successfully increased CPO production to 145.397 tonnes, up 31.1% over the same period last year. While CPO sales volume increased 30.5% to 147.693 tons.
The Company also recorded an increase in the production of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) during the period January to June 2013, which reached 555,570 tons, an increase of 28% compared to the same period the previous year. FFB processed while reaching 600 350 tonnes, up 35% from a year ago, which is obtained from the core plantations, smallholders and third parties. In terms of efficiency, up to June 2013, the company also managed to maintain the Oil Extraction Rate (OER) CPO average level of 24.2% and an average of Free Fatty Acids (FFA) of about 2.6%.
Djojo Boentoro, President Director of PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk, said in a press release FFB production volume increases due to increasing crop area is mature and age of the Company’s plants. Mature plants increased the total area of 42 333 hectares in 2012 to 48,470 hectares in 2013, while the productivity of FFB per hectare to 11.9 tonnes per hectare increased by 9% over the same period the previous year.
The expansion of the Company is still in accordance with the schedule. “Progress of new plantings which the Company achieved in the period January to June 2013 reached 4,195 hectares, an increase of 116% over the same period last year, so the amount of acreage planted until June 2013 has reached 65,247 hectares.
Until the end of 2013, the company expects the new plantings to 8,000 hectares, which comprised consists of 4,200 to 3,800 for the core and plasma.