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How to make Hyperlink in The Same Current Document in Microsoft Word

The leader of my BFS (Bankable Feasibility Study) project ask me to insert Hyperlink in every attachment I made. That idea did not cross in my mind before and I thought it would be really great. The problem is I don’t know how to insert hyperlink in the same current document in Microsoft Word. Unlike making hyperlink in Microsoft Powerpoint, the current display of hyperlink window in Microsoft Word (especially if you want to make hyperlink in the same document) is a bit different for me. Then, I browsed the tips. This is the copy of the tips I got from

  1. To link to a place in the current document, you can use either heading styles or bookmarks in Word (in my case, I applied heading style then I applied bookmarks. Remember! You can’t type the bookmarks name with space, so use “_” to separate one word with other)
  2. In the current document, do one of the following:
    • Insert a bookmark at the location you want to go to.
    • Apply one of Word’s built-in heading styles to the text at the location you want to go to.
  3. Select the text or object you want to display as the hyperlink.
  4. On the Standard toolbar, click Insert Hyperlink Button image.
  5. Under Link to, click Place in This Document.
  6. In the list, select the heading or bookmark you want to link to.

It is really working! I expand my mind to hyperlink every figure and table on my Microsoft word file (if I have enough time 😉 ).

Plant Layout Consideration

About a week ago my boss asked me something crucial about Plant Conceptual Design and Layout for our bankable feasibility study of ferronickel project. He asked me if I had explained why we chose this part as smelter plant and not on that part, why the gate should be on the west side of the processing plant, and so on. I just shook my head and grinning. BIG NO! 

My boss was emphasizing the philosophy to make site plan. There are several considerations to make site plan. For example, the processing facilities which are heavy, require high load, and very dynamic, should be positioned at the relatively flat and so on.

I started to think what aspects we need to consider making plant layout. Read More

2012 Business Risk in Metal Industry

I think metal industry is gaining interest this year. At my company, we have at least two project related to metal industry in the last three months. We have proposed one project related to energy conservation in metal industry as well.

I want to show you one example. Based on Market Study published by Brook Hunt (2011), there are at least four new ferronickel project in Indonesia under completion stage.

  • Antam’s ferronickel project at East Halmahera with total cost USD 1.6 billion
  • Nickel-in-matte (15% Ni) of PT Billy International and Jilin HOROC at Konawe region, South-East Sulawesi. Based on this source, the total cost would be USD 6 billion, which consider giant project
  • Ferronickel of PT Inco at Bohodopi, Morowali district, Central Sulawesi with total cost USD 500 million
  • Nickel mine and nickel smelter of Eramet at Weda Bay, Halmahera, with total project cost USD 6 billion Read More

Energy Potential Scan

About three weeks ago, I got a chance to participate in a seminar explaining The Result of Energy Potential Scan (EPS) in Indonesia. The seminar was held in Sahid Hotel Lippo Cikarang from 09.00 am to 13.30 pm.

The application of EPS in Indonesia was a form of cooperation between Indonesia with Netherland. Energy Potential Scan is an ideal instrument used to analyze the existing energy consumption and to analyze the possibility to conserve energy. In Netherland, energy efficiency has been started since 1990. At 1990, the target was to achieve 20% of energy efficiency within 10 years. The result was even better. Within 10 years, energy efficiency was 23%. As the follow up of this achievement, energy efficiency is applied to every production line.

There’s evolution in energy valuation. Energy is a cost-center that we must not ignore. Moreover, energy saving has been encourage since 1970. Energy savings is important because utilization of fossil energy leads to climate change. Energy Service Companies (ESCO) mostly  don’t have authority to interact with most people in the industry. Read More

How to develop Corporate Social Responsibility in Feasibilty Study

Today I got a new job from my BFS leader (Bankable Feasibility Study) in ferronickel project. He asked me to write some important points regarding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aspect. It is pretty new for me, therefore I need to learn the principles first. I am very lucky because the leader gave me a really good example how to develop CSR. He gave me a handbook titled Social Responsibility in the Mining and Metals sectors in Developing Countries.

What is Corporate Social Rensponsibility?

The term “Corporate Social Responsibility” has been used since 1950, however its definition is not clearly defined. The publication in October 2010 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Guidance on Social Responsibility (ISO 26000), furnished an internationally acknowledged definition.

Social responsibility is the responsibility of an organization for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment, through transparent and ethical behavior that:

  • contributes to sustainable development, including health and welfare of society
  • takes into account the expectations of stakeholders
  • is in compliance with applicable law and consistent with international norms of behavior
  • is integrated throughout the organization and practiced in its relationships Read More

The Difference between Pre-feasibility Study and Feasibility Study

In this post I want to share a little my knowledge and understanding regarding the difference between Pre-feasibility study and feasibility study. Most people who are working in business field are more familiar with feasibility study than pre-feasibility study. Actually, the principle of both study are similar. The difference is how deep the analysis will be.

What is pre-feasibility study?

Pre-feasibility study is a preliminary study undertaken to determine, analyze, and select the best business scenarios. In this study, we assume we have more than one business scenarios, then we want to know which one is the best, both technically and financially. In pre-feasibility we select the best idea among several ideas. It will be hard and takes time if we explore each scenario deeply. Therefore, shortcut method deem acceptable in this early stage and can be used to determine minor components of investment and production cost.

If the selected scenario is considered feasible, it is recommended to continue the study to feasibility to get deeper analysis of the selected project scenario. Read More

Feed and Production Process of Ferronickel

Ferronickel is vital importance to modern society. It is because ferronickel is main feedstock in stainless steel production. Without stainless steel, we would not be able to enjoy many of the things that we take for granted, such as stainless steel appliances in our home and workplaces and computer.

There are two types of nickel ore on earth: nickel sulfide ore at the subtropical area and nickel oxide ore at the tropical area. Nickel oxide ore is usually called laterite, which represents 61% nickel ore on earth and 40% of world is in the form of laterite. Read More

Stephen Hawking celebrated his 70th Birthday

Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, at Oxford, British Commonwealth. Today he celebrated his 70th birthday. He is the most famous theoretical physicist after Einstein.

He has been predicted to die at 1963 because of his rare disease, motor neuron diseases (MNDs). These are a group of neurological disorders that selectively affect motor neurones, the cell that control muscle activity including speaking, walking, breathing, swallowing, and general movement of the body. They can cause progressive disability and death. Stephen Hawking is one of example who can survive fifty years while enduring this disease.

He suffers from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which only 5% who suffers from this disease in the world. Most people who suffers from this disease will die one year later after sentenced to suffer that disease. The case of Stephen Hawking is a miracle.

Stephen Hawking who teaches at Cambridge University, UK, said that he was so lucky because his condition continued slower that most common case. This also showed that we must not loose hope.

He said, “I am often asked, ‘how it feels to suffer from ALS?'”. He answered, “I am fine. I try to live as common as possible and not think too much of my disease, or regret because I cannot do things, because in fact I cannot do much things”.

He also added, “Although there is a black cloud covers my future, I actually found something surprising. I better enjoy my life now than before.

In the middle of struggling over his disease, he keeps doing research and invent some important  progress of theoretical physics studies.

Despite of his disability, he is an optimist. He also said, “Human being is very stunted compared with the greatness of universe; so that people with disabilities is not a sign of significant cosmic”.

We are as normal people which have no disability should be more optimist to face life!

Happy birthday, Professor Stephen Hawking! You really inspired me!


Sandals: Symbol of Injustice in Indonesia

Sandal: symbol of injustice in Indonesia
Sandal: symbol of injustice in Indonesia

Today I read online Newspaper in in the international section. I was shocked reading the news about the case of AAL, young teenager from Central Sulawesi, who was convicted of stealing sandal. If only the sandal that was stolen does not belong to police officer, his case would not continue to trial. In addition, that sandal was worth not much, only IDR 30,000 which is about $3.

Of course this is very not fair if we compare to corruption case in Indonesia. This case showed that how expensive justice for poor people. In Indonesia, justice can be bought by money. Only the one who has a lot of money and close to the legal world will easily get justice. Justice is no longer about what is wrong and what is right. Justice is blind. It cannot see and distinguish the right from wrong. Therefore, we no longer believe in police institution.

This case has become one of headline in most international news: BBC, CNN, ABC News, Voice of America, and other. I don’t know if this case will be a part of something we (Indonesia people) need to think about.

The fact that today people are dumping a dozen of sandals all over places, not only in the cities, showed that they are fed up with the police. They are very angry. They see police are mostly corrupt.

I cannot see police as the one whom I can beg for protection. In the earlier, they shot and killed three people at Bima, East Nusa Tenggara. Last December they were also involved in the beheading of villagers near palm oil plantation in Southern Sumatera. They acted like a military. Police rarely investigated their members. If they did so, the punishment was not significant. They just said their members were lack of professionalism. Their “lack of professionalism” is not commensurate with the lives they have ripped.

I wish the legal condition in Indonesia will be better. This is very shameful for us. I don’t think most Indonesian people will believe in the police institution. They are more like enemies than friends for us.