State-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina kicked off
on Monday the construction of its landmark office building, the Pertamina
The 99-story building is being built on a
5.7-hectare plot in Rasuna Epicentrum in Kuningan, South Jakarta and is said to
signify the company’s goal of becoming a world-class energy company.
The tower, which is designed to be 530
meters high, is expected to be completed by 2020. Pertamina Energy Tower will
be the firm’s headquarters and that of its subsidiaries.
The building will also have supporting
facilities, such as a mosque with a 5,000-person capacity, a convention hall,
an energy center and sports facilities.
Skidmore Owings Merrill is the main
consultant on the construction project and Turner International is the project
management consultant. Both were involved in the development of the Burj al
Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building.
Local companies will also take part, such as PT Airmas Asri and PT Wiratman
& Associates as consultants, as well as PT Pembangunan Perumahan and PT
Hutama Karya, which will work on the project’s central energy generator.