Lafarge Indonesian unit to start in March 2011

Lafarge Indonesian unit to start in March 2011
Published: 30 November 2010

PT Semen Andalas, which is 99 per cent owned by Lafarge, said its new cement factory in Lhok Nga, Aceh, will start operation in March 2011.

The new factory with a production capacity of 1.6Mt is a replacement for one destroyed by a tsunami which devastated Aceh in late 2004.

Construction of the new factory began in 2007 with an investment of around US$300m, industry minister MS Hidayat said.

Semen Andalas also has put into operation a packing terminal at the Lhok Nga port with two packing machines, Hidayat said.