Indonesian Padang to build new factory

Indonesian Padang to build new factory
Published: 08 September 2008

Cement maker PT Semen Padang in Indonesia’s West Sumatra, said it will build a new factory with an annual production capacity of 2.5Mt early next year.

The subsidiary of state-owned cement producer PT Semen Gresik planned the new factory to cope with possible shortage in cement supply in the country in 2010, its finance director Eprilyono Budi said.
The company has expanded its lime stone mining concession by 412 hectares in nearby village of Indarung to guarantee basic material supply, Budi said.
The new factory to cost around Rp3 trillion (US$333m) will expand its production capacity to 8.3Mta from 5.8Mt this year, the newspaper Investor Daily said.