Indonesian cement company PT Semen Tonasa said it hopes to increase cement sales to 4.6Mt in 2012 from this year’s target of 4.26Mt.
There should be no difficulty in reaching the target as the production capacity of Semen Tonasa would increase and demand is growing, said Sattar Tabba, the president of the subsidiary of state cement producer PT Semen Gresik.
Semen Tonasa will commission its fifth unit with a capacity of 2.5Mta in mid-2012, Sattar said.
The new unit, built at a cost of IDR5.6trn (US$632.8m) in the regency of Pangkep, South Sulawesi, will bring the company’s capacity to a total of 5.98Mt, he said.
The company is building two power generating plants and expanding the Biringkassi port in Pangkep to facilitate cement transport.