PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk (DSNG) increase the production of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) to 145.397 tonnes, up by 31.1 percent over the same period last year.
Director of Dharma Satya Nusantara Djojo Boentoro said, FFB production volume increase is due to increased crop area is mature and age of the Company’s plants.
“The expansion is still in accordance with the scheduled, new planting progress the Company achieved in the period January to June 2013 reached 4,195 hectares, an increase of 116 percent compared to the same period last year,” he said in a written statement on Wednesday (31/07/2013 ).
Mature plants increased the total area of 42 333 hectares in 2012, to 48 470 hectares in 2013, while the productivity of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) per hectare to 11.9 tonnes per hectare increased 9 percent over the same period the previous year.
The CPO sales volume, increased significantly by 30.5 percent to 147.693 tons. Increases also occurred in FFB production during the period January to June 2013, which reached 555,570 tons, an increase of 28 percent compared with the same period a year earlier.
FFB processed while reaching 600 350 tonnes, up 35.0 percent 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 percent and an average of Free Fatty Acids (FFA) of approximately 2.6 per cent.
As of end 2013, the company expects the new plantings to 8,000 acres, consisting of the core consisting of 4,200 and 3,800 for the plasma.