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Indonesia: Semen Indonesia’s cement sales volumes rose by 1.2% year-on-year to 12.4Mt in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. Local sales rose by 1.6% to 12.2Mt but export volumes fell sharply by 20.1% to 0.19Mt. The decline in export sales was attributed to the Indarung cement plant in Padang province.
Cement consumption for the country as a whole rose by 3.1% to 29.5Mt for the first half of 2016, according to Indonesian Cement Association data. Increases in consumption were noted in most regions, with the exception of Kalimantan, where consumption fell by 16% to 2Mt. Notable increases in consumptions were recorded in Sulawesi, Maluku and West Papua. Overall exports of cement fell by 19.3% to 0.21Mt but clinker exports rose by 380% to 0.42Mt in the period.
Indonesia: Semen Indonesia is planning to spend up to US$100m in 2016 to buy foreign cement companies outside of Indonesia to grow its revenue, a company official has told Reuters. Agung Wiharto, the company's corporate secretary, attributed the move to local competition. He didn’t mention which countries the cement producer is considering. Semen Indonesia’s revenue fell slightly year-on-year to US$2.01bn in 2015.
Indonesia: PT Krakatau Semen Indonesia has ordered a slag grinding mill from Loesche for its Cigading grinding plant in Cilegon, Banten. Krakatau Semen will use a Loesche mill with an LDC classifier to grind ground granulated blast furnace slag to a fineness of 4500cm²/g. The scope of supply for this contract also includes the raw material transport system, the mill dust extraction system, the reject system and the silo equipment. The mill is scheduled for operation by the first quarter of 2017.
Subsidiaries of Loesche are participating in the contract. Loesche ThermoProzesstechnik is supplying the grinding plant with a hot gas generator type LF-36L (fully inline) for the combustion of industrial diesel oil. Automation of the plant is supplied by Loesche Automatisierungstechnik. Loesche Indonesia will provide a service contract including personnel services. In addition, Loesche will monitor the local production as well as the assembly and commissioning.
PT Krakatau Semen Indonesia was founded in November 2013 as a state-run company. In a joint venture with PT Semen Indonesia, PT Krakatau Semen Indonesia is building its first plant of this type with a planned production of 0.75Mt/yr.
Indonesia: Holcim Indonesia plans to focus its exports of cement towards Australia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in 2016 amidst unstable demand at home. Holcim Indonesia’s chief financial officer Mark Schmidt emphasised the company’s increasing desire to export more whilst not mentioning any specific export sales targets in comments that were reported by the Jakarta Post.
Gary Schutz, the president-director of Holcim Indonesia, reinforced the importance of government spending plants towards meeting the country’s cement demand in a press release published after the company’s May 2016 annual general meeting. “We are concerned that government spending plans – especially those for infrastructure – should be realised on time and in full this year. Infrastructure alongside housing development are both vital catalysts in achieving planned growth rates for the economy. It is equally important in order that Indonesia stays competitive with in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community.”
The Indonesian subsidiary of LafargeHolcim increased its cement production capacity to 15Mt/yr from 11Mt/yr after acquiring Lafarge Cement Indonesia and starting operations at the Tuban II plant in East Java.
Indonesia: A joint venture between the State Development and Investment Corp (SDIC) and Anhui Conch Cement Company will start production at its 1.5Mt/yr plant in Manokwari, West Papua in July 2016. Hu Xiaohong, PT Conch-SDIC Papua Cement Indonesia’s head of general affairs, said that the first phase of the US$400m plant was nearly complete, in comments reported upon by the Jakarta Post.
Indonesia: Semen Indonesia has appointed Rizkan Chandra as its new president director at its annual general meeting. He will hold the post of president director until 2020. Rizkan Chandra replaces Suparni.
Rizkan Chandra, aged 47 years, has previously served as the director of Semen Indonesia (Persero) and worked for Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero), Telkomsel and Sigma Cipta Caraka. He holds an undergraduate degree in Informatics Engineering and a master’s degree in Management of Technology from the National University of Singapore.
Indonesia: State-owned cement producer Semen Baturaja has received a US$115m bank loan to build a new cement plant in Sumatra. The plant will have a cement production capacity of 1.85Mt/yr and it will be operational by June 2017. The project is expected to cost US$252m, according to Investor Daily. The plant was originally announced in 2014.
Indonesia: Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa has purchased stakes in marine transport services firm Lintas Bahana Abadi through the company's subsidiaries, Bahana Indonor and Indomix Perkasa. The acquisition is expected to support Indocement's business activities, particularly in the marine transport segment, according to Indonesia Finance Daily.
“Bangun Sukses Niagatama Nusantara will divest its shares in Lintas Bahana Abadi to Bahana Indonor and Indomix Perkasa for US$2.1m. The acquisition is fully funded from the two subsidiaries' internal cash,” said Christian Kartawijaya, President Director of Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa. Lintas Bahana will become a subsidiary that is indirectly owned by Indocement.
Indonesia: Semen Indonesia has reported that its net profit fell by 18.7% year-on-year to US$337m in 2015 from US$415m in 2014. Its revenue fell slightly to US$2.01bn. The cement producer’s director Suparni attributed the fall in net profits to an increase in electricity and distribution costs, as well as the depreciation of the rupiah against the US Dollar.
Semen Indonesia plans to increase exports in 2016 in order to counteract falls in sales in the domestic market, according to local press. The company expects to begin operations at two new cement plants, Indarung VI in West Sumatra and Rembang in Central Java, in the third quarter of 2016. The two cement plants will have production capacities of 3Mt/yr each.
Indonesia: ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won an order from Tianjin Cement Industry Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Sinoma Group, for a variable-speed drive solution for a dual pinion ball mill at the PT Semen Bosowa Maros cement plant in Indonesia.
The equipment will be delivered in March 2016 and commissioned in the third quarter of 2016. ABB was selected for that project because the end customer is satisfied with earlier deliveries for the first cement grinding line at the plant, including a gearless mill drive (GMD) and a vertical mill with ABB slip ring motors.
"ABB's solution was favoured for several reasons, not least because of the high level of efficiency offered by the permanent magnet motors used and the absence of a gearbox in the system, which maximises availability and reliability," said Rachid Hamdani, Project Director of PT Semen Bosowa Maros.
This will be the first drive system for a grinding application with permanent magnet motors in this power range. The solution has the highest efficiency among all variable-speed drive systems and will raise productivity at the plant, while minimising electricity consumption.