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Indonesia: PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa plants to spend US$335m on capital expenditure in 2014, according to its finance director, Tju Lie Sukanto. Most of the allocation will be spent on the construction of the Indonesian cement producer's new brownfield cement plant at Citeureup. He said that the funds will be completely sourced through the company's internal cash and will be used to improve company productivity.
The construction of the new plant at Citeureup started in October 2013 with an estimated total cost of US$545m. When the plant opens in 2015 it is expected to increase the company's cement production capacity by 4.4Mt/yr. The plant is being constructed in cooperation with China-based Tianjin Cement Industry Design and Research Institute. Indocement also plans to construct another cement plant in the same area with a cement production capacity of 1.9Mt/yr costing up to US$120m.
Indonesia: JFE Engineering Corporation has started work on a 28MW waste heat recovery (WHR) project for PT Semen Indonesia, the leading state-owned cement company in Indonesia. The WHR project will be designed and manufactured by the Japanese engineering firm with installation by local contractors at the Tuban cement plant in West Java. Commissioned of the plant is scheduled for the end of 2014.
The Semen Indonesia project is the second WHR build JFE Engineering has undertaken in Indonesia following a previous project for Semen Padang. This project is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 130,000t at full load operation. Further collaboration between JFE Engineering and Semen Indonesia, following a strategic agreement signed on 23 October 2013, will see coordination between the companies on WHR projects and waste management in Indonesia and Vietnam.
The project from JFE Engineering is part of a feasibility study of the Joint Credit Mechanism (JCM) by the Ministry of Environment of Japan (MOEJ), to offset Japan's emissions targets through low carbon projects overseas. Once awarded accreditation on the scheme, the project will be supported by a subsidy from the MOEJ.
Indonesia: PT Semen Papua plans to build the first cement unit in Indonesian Papua province. The unit will be built in the Paumako port area, East Mimika according to Adolf Haley, head of the regional development planning board (Bappeda).
Construction is expected to start in 2013 once an environmental impact analysis has been signed by the Papua Governor, Lukas Enembe. The plant will produce cement in bulk with basic material supplied from other cement factories with packing in Timika. Initially the unit will have a cement production capacity of 0.5Mt/yr that will rise to 3Mt/yr by 2016.
The project will be financed by a number of banks, with Bank Papua, which is owned by the regional administration forming a consortium to raise fund for the project.
Indonesia: Semen Padang is preparing to build a new cement packing plant costing US$0.92m near Pulau Baai port in Bengkulu, said marketing director Benny Wendry.
"We have already earmarked US$0.92m to build a packing factory for Semen Padang near the Pualu Baai port in Bengkulu in 2014," said Wendry. However the project is still awaiting approval from the board of directors. Wendry added that the state-owned cement producer intends to start in early 2014 with completion scheduled for 2015. Once operational the plant will produce 300,000 sacks of cement per year.
Semen Padang is also building a 3Mt/yr cement plant in West Sumatra that is scheduled for operation by 2016. The new plant will increase the company's cement production capacity to 10Mt/yr.
Germany: Dyckerhoff AG's Palatine cement plant in Göllheim, Germany has been operating an MPS 140 K mill for coal since 1983 and an old-style static classifer. As modern coal firing systems require a finer product quality, the customer has decided to purchase a high-efficiency SLS 1120 BK classifier from Gebr. Pfeiffer SE. The classifier is guaranteed to separate the material to a fineness of 3% R 90µm. It will be installed in mid February 2014.
Indonesia: Gebr. Pfeiffer SE, the German vertical roller mill manufacturer, is to supply five vertical roller mills to Indonesia's booming cement market.
China's Sinoma International Engineering Co. Ltd., acting as the general contractor for PT Cemindo Gemilang's new 10,000t/day cement production line in Bayah, Java, has ordered two MPS 5300 B vertical roller mills for raw material grinding, two MPS 5300 BC vertical roller mills for cement grinding and an MPS 4500 BK vertical roller mill for coal grinding.
The MPS raw mills are designed to achieve a capacity of 400t/hr each. The throughput rate of the cement mills will be 220t/hr each and the coal mill yielding 100t/hr will be the world's largest vertical roller mill to date for coal grinding.
The order includes the supply of workshop drawings to enable the local manufacture of the mill components and the supervision of manufacture at Chinese workshops. Erection and commissioning will be supervised by staff from Gebr. Pfeiffer. Delivery is slated for the third quarter of 2014.
Indonesia: PT Holcim Indonesia has commissioned a new cement packing plant and silo in Pontianak, West Kalimantan. The packing plant and 6000t silo will be located at Jalan Raya Wajok Hilir, 25km from Pontianak and it is intended to improve the company's logistic network in Kalimantan.
"With the facility we hope to reach our operational target. Our customers will easily find our product in the market in West Kalimantan," said President Director of Holcim Indonesia Eamon Ginley. Holcim Indonesia currently operates packing plants and silos in Dumai, Batam, and Celukan.
Indonesia: Indonesia's largest cement producer, Semen Indonesia has reported a 16% increase in cement sales year-on-year for the period January to August 2013 to 16Mt. This increase was supported by a 15% sales growth in the domestic market to 15.8Mt. Exports rose by 373% to 191Mt.
Semen Indonesia President Director Dwi Soetjipto said that the sales increase was also supported by the operations of its cement plants, Tuban IV and Tonasa V. In the first eight months of 2013 Semen Indonesia grew its market share to 44% from 40.2% in the same period in 2012. Semen Indonesia contributed to the majority of sales at 51.2%, followed by its subsidiary Semen Padang at 27.5% and Semen Tonasa at 21.2%. Semen Indonesia reported that its profit rose by 22.9% year-on-year to US$227m for the first eight months of 2013. Revenue rose by 31.9% year-on-year to US$1bn.
In 2013, Semen Indonesia aims to increase its cement production by 23.1% to 27.7Mt/yr from 22.5Mt/yr.
Indonesia: PT Cemindo Gemilang is due to start building a US$450m cement plant in Banten province following a groundbreaking ceremony on 11 September 2013. The 4Mt/yr plant will be situated on a 500 hectare plot in Bayah, Lebak regency. It is due to start commercial operations in the third quarter of 2015.
The subsidiary of oil palm plantation, mining and property business Ganda Group intends to spend a further US$150m on developing related infrastructure for the plant including a port and a power network. Cemindo will finance the project with external and internal funds. The majority of the funding, representing 70% of total investment, will be obtained from a syndicated loan led by the state-owned Bank Negara Indonesia.
Cemindo sells cement under the Semen Merah Putih brand in 20 provinces in Java, Kalimantan and Sumatra. In 2012 it acquired a majority stake in Vietnamese cement producer Chinfon Cement Corporation for US$250m.
Indonesia: Indocement has ordered seven Loesche vertical roller mills for a new production line at the Citeureup cement plant, south of Jakarta. Citeureup currently comprises nine kiln lines with a total cement capacity of 11.9Mt/yr, making it one of the largest cement plants in the world.
Two type LM 56.4 mills have been ordered to grind raw materials for cement. Each will have a capacity of 400t/hr at a product fineness of 10% R 90 µm. Two type LM 28.3 D mills are intended to grind coal and have a capacity of 40t/hr at a product fineness of 12 % R 90 µm. Indocement has ordered three type LM 56.3+3 mills to grind clinker. Each mill will be producing 240t/hr of PPC cement with a fineness of 19% R 32 µm.
In addition to supplying vertical roller mills, Loesche will also be responsible for the cyclones, dedusting filters, fans and corresponding hot gas generators for the cement mills. Delivery for Citeureup plant will start at in August 2014.
Indonesia: Holcim Indonesia has reported that market oversupply has caused lower cement sales in the first half of 2013 than in the first half of 2012. Sales volumes dropped by 1.3% to 4Mt between January 2013 and June 2013.
"The company had foreseen the contraction after a similar dip in the first quarter, the first time after eight consecutive quarters of growth," said Holcim Indonesia's president director Eamon Ginley.
In the first quarter, Holcim Indonesia reported that its cement sales volume had declined by 1.6% to around 2Mt. Ginley said the condition was temporary as demand would continue to increase over the medium to long terms, citing government and private sector investments in infrastructure and housing.