Sunday 29 September 2013

Investments in Samalaju

Samalaju Industrial Park, located 62km from the industrial town of Bintulu, 180km from Bakun Dam

Samalaju Industrial Park 8,000ha

Tokuyama Corp (Japanese)
Polycrystalline silicon plant
Total 200 ha
Phase 1 – RM3b – 40 ha – capacity 6,200 tonnes per year – total staff strength 500 - Construction began in Feb 2011, fully operational November 2013
Phase 2 – 30 ha - RM5b – capacity 13,800 tonnes per year – total staff strength 550 - expected to complete by mid 2014, commissioned a year later
Total 5 phases
Press Metal Bintulu Sdn Bhd (Malaysian)
Aluminium ingots and billets
Pertama Ferroalloys Sdn Bhd
Manganese ferroalloy smelting plant
OM Materials (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd
RM1.53b silicon manganese smelting plant
Phase 1 USD592m ferro alloy smelter plant (308,000tonne per annum ferrosilicon alloys) 
Asia Advanced Materials (South Korean)
Metalic silica – scheduled to commence operations in 4Q2013
Asia Minerals Ltd (Hong Kong)
Silicon manganese
Sakura Ferroalloys Sdn Bhd (JV between Assmang Ltd, Sumitomo Corporation and China Steel)
80MW manganese smelter. Annual production of 100,000 tonnes of high-carbon ferro-manganese and 60,000 tonnes of silicon manganese. Investment RM1b. Expected to come online in 2015.

SEB has committed some 2,100MW via long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with energy-intensive industries in Samalaju Industrial Park, Bintulu. The latest PPA signed last month was with Malaysian Phosphate Addictives (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd for the supply of 150MW to its RM1.04bil phosphorous plant project. (Star)

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