Indonesia: ThyssenKrupp Polysius has won a contract from PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk., to build a second cement plant near the town of Tuban on the northern coast of the island of Java. The contract is worth around US$250m and the plant is scheduled to start production in 2015. Tuban 1, the initially-awarded project, is due to begin operation in June 2013. Tuban 2, the newly-awarded project, and Tuban 1 will each have a capacity of 1.7Mt/yr of cement.
"This follow-up order is proof of our good partnership with the customer and shows that our technological solutions and leading engineering expertise are supporting Holcim in the growth of the Indonesian cement industry," said Dr Hans Christoph Atzpodien, CEO of the ThyssenKrupp Polysius' Industrial Solutions business area. "We are firmly focused on the markets of the future."
For both plants ThyssenKrupp Polysius is supplying state-of-the-art equipment covering raw material preparation, clinker production, cement loading and fuel preparation. A POLAB laboratory automation system is being installed for quality monitoring and control.
The Indonesian cement market is predicted to grow at a double-digit rate in 2013. With a production capacity of 8.2Mt/yr Holcim Indonesia is one of the country's top three cement manufacturers.