2019 : Technical Approach for Improving Fuel Oil Distribution in Small Islands

Ir. Tri Achmadi Ph.D


Small islands with very limited infrastructure and supported by small scale economic activity generally depend on fuel oil to meet its demand for energy. This source of energy is supplied from outside using unreliable traditional logistics system. In terms of technology aspects, the distribution requires affordable simple yet reliable system to overcome this problem. A combination of tug-boat and barge is proposed and will be applied in the Lease Archipelago (Central Maluku)–Indonesia. This paper will explains conceptual design and operational concept of the proposed system.