Indonesia Prepares For Massive Investment In Electronic Vehicle Battery Production

Indonesia Prepares For Massive Investment In Electronic Vehicle Battery Production

The Indonesian government said last week that it expects to receive up to US$31.9 billion in investments in aluminium and other raw materials through 2026 as part of its ramp-up of the domestic battery supply chain. A large part of the rationale...


Indonesia’s PT Adaro Plans US$728 MM Aluminium Smelter For North Kalimantan

Indonesian coal company PT Adaro Energy announced last week its plans for a US$728 million aluminium smelting plant on the island of Borneo. The firm said in a statement that subsidiary PT Adaro Aluminium Indonesia signed a letter of intent on the project, which it has agreed to build in the Green Industrial Park Indonesia […]

Beijing Expects Guinea Will Take Up Slack From Potential Indonesia Bauxite Export Ban

Although Indonesia is currently mulling a ban on the export of bauxite ore, the Chinese government expects to mitigate any losses by increasing imports by Guinea. Such was the message relayed last week by state-run research firm Antaike. The announcement came just days after Indonesian President Joko Widodo said his government is strongly considering limiting […]

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 […]