Indonesia: Conch/Papua Cement plant to open in July

Indonesia: Conch/Papua Cement plant to open in July
Published: 19 May 2016


The Jakarta Post reports that the joint-venture between Conch and SDIC Papua Cement Indonesia will commence operations at its new plant in Manokwari, West Papua, in July.

The plant is being constructed at a cost of US$400m and will have an initial capacity of 1.5Mta.

Demand for cement in Indonesia has grown steadily and is predicted to reach new heights this year driven by government infrastructure projects. Papua is distant from the main cement-producing regions of Indonesia and as a result cement prices there are among the highest in the country.