Semen Indonesia (formerly Gresik) has inaugurated a new packing plant in West Papua, Indonesia.
Situated in Sorong and involving an investment of IDR162trn, the new terminal has a capacity of 2200 bags per hour with a cement bulk capacity of 120tpa. The plant is supported by a jetty capable of handling vessels of 10,000dwt.
“This will further strengthen the company's existence and business expansion in Papua. This is part of our strategy to get closer to consumers”, the company said in a statement.
From the new terminal, Semen Indonesia will be able to distribute to regions including Timika (Papua) and Maluku.
Cement demand in Papua and Maluka is growing significantly and is considered to hold much potential, but a lack of supplies has resulted in the prices of cement in West Papua being much higher Indonesia’s main island of Java. To increase supplies, last week the Bosowa Group carried out a groundbreaking ceremony for its new clinker facility in Papua.