Semen Indonesia looks to serve growing Papua market

Semen Indonesia looks to serve growing Papua market
Published: 05 September 2014


Semen Indonesia is looking to further cater the Papua area of Indonesia, one of the fastest-growing markets in the country.

Company President Director, Dwi Soetjipto, told the Jakarta Post that Papua and Maluku have been recording strong levels of growth, rising from 1.22Mt in 2012 from 760,000t in 2011.  Dwi said that most cement demand in Papua was for the construction of various buildings, including housing and offices, and was in line with the area's surging economic growth.

To cater to growing demand for cement in the Papua area, last year Semen Indonesia built a rotary packing plant for a total investment of IDR162bn (US$13.8m) in Sorong, West Papua.

The plant produces 2,200 bags per hour and currently supplies between 300-400tpd to the West Papua area alone. Semen Indonesia expects that in the near future the plant will be able to supply cement to the Papua province .