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Expansion projects proposed for Southeast Asia’s cement industry

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Local media sources have reported that Semen Indonesia, formerly known as Semen Gresik, is to construct a new cement plant in Rembang, Central Java. The plant, which represents an investment of around Rp.3.7 trillion, forms part of the cement manufacturer’s aim to increase its production capacity and enhance its presence in Indonesia’s cement sector. Once finished, the project will help the firm to reach a capacity of 36.5 million t. Construction is due to begin in 1Q13, continuing until 1Q16, before operations begin in 3Q16. Construction of the new cement plant will create around 3500 jobs. The civil work, installation of equipment, instrumentation and electrical systems will be carried out by local contractors.


According to the Malaysian Reserve, Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMS) has plans to increase its cement grinding capacity through an investment of up to RM150 million. The expansion project would take place near to the company’s clinker plant in Kuching. The Managing Director of CMS told the Malaysian Reserve that investment in infrastructure, industry and urbanisation are expected to increase demand for construction materials in the region.

Edited from various sources by Louise Fordham.

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