Indonesia: Indonesia's second-largest cement producer, PT Indocement ,has announced that its recent expansion drive will increase production to up to 30Mt/yr by 2017, up by almost 50% from the 2012 target of 20.6Mt/yr.
One of these projects is the construction of a cement mill in Citeureup, West Java, with an expected production capacity of 1.9Mt/yr. The mill is scheduled for completion in 2013.
Besides the new cement mill, the company is in the final planning stage of constructing a cement factory with a capacity of 4.4Mt/yr at an existing location (brownfield), also in Citeureup. Additionally the company is conducting final studies for the construction of two new cement factories (greenfield) in Central Java and outside Java, each of which will have capacities of up to 2.5Mt/yr.
Finance director Tju Lie Sukanto said the company would fund the expansion projects partly with US$757m of internal cash. He added that this year's market conditions, such as the continuing strong residential-market trends, thanks to an expanding middle class, would further facilitate the company in reaching its growth targets.