Semen Indonesia is set to start construction of a new 2.5Mta cement factory in Rembang, Central Java, according to local press reports.
“The construction of the plant will be started in the first quarter of 2013 and will go on until the first quarter of 2016,” Dwi Soetjipto told local news portal Liputan 6.com which was later reprinted in the Jakarta Globe.
According to Dwi, the civil work, installation of equipment as well as electrical systems will be carried out by domestic contractors. Semen Indonesia also said it is pursuing the use of alternative fuels such as biomass from rice husks, sawdust and tobacco instead of using coal.
The new cement plant owned by Semen Gresik but located in Rembang will be built in the village of Pasucen, Gunem Sub-district of Rembang, according to the Semen Indonesia website.