Indonesia Smelter Contract In Trouble Thanks To Dispute With Contractors

Indonesia Smelter Contract In Trouble Thanks To Dispute With Contractors

The contract to build a US$831.5 million alumina smelter in Indonesia may be in jeopardy according to statements made at a legislative hearing on Tuesday. However, the push to have the project completed in 2024 still remains. According to MIND ID director...


Indonesia Mulling Bauxite Export Ban Next Year

Last week the Indonesian government announced that it would “hit the breaks” on a wide range of commodities, including bauxite ore, over the next several years in a bid to attract overseas investment and boost available jobs. Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo told the international press on Tuesday that his government is studying ways to […]

Hongqiao “Progressing Smoothly” At Alumina Refinery Construction In Indonesia

Chinese aluminium behemoth China Hongqiao Group is poised to begin the second phase of construction at its alumina plant in Indonesia according to an adviser to the firm. Hongqiao’s project is hitting full swing just as prices for the aluminium precursor hit highs not seen in many months. Production at Hongqiao’s Well Harvest Winning alumina […]

BAI Begins Construction Of Alumina Refinery In West Kalimantan

Construction at a new alumina refining plant in Indonesia commenced on Tuesday, as PT Alumina Borneo Indonesia (BAI) broke ground on its Smelter Grade Alumina Refinery (SGAR) in western Borneo. The first piling was planted virtually by Governor Sutarmidji of West Kalimantan as ministers from various state agencies looked on. He explained at the ceremony […]

EGA Inks Agreement With INALUM For Technical Assistance On Upgrades To North Sumatra Aluminium Smelter

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) announced on Tuesday an agreement with PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (INALUM) to supply technological assistance as INALUM upgrades its aluminium smelter in North Sumatra. The firm will upgrade INALUM’s existing technology from almost 40 years ago, they said. The 18-month project is intended to boost the plant’s aluminium output by 20 […]