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Bosowa builds $310 million clinker plant

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 20 2012   /  10:09 am

Cement producer PT Semen Bosowa Maros officially began construction on a new clinker plant in South Sulawesi on Monday, as part of the expansion program. The new plant, which is called Kiln Plant Line 2, is located in Maros regency of South Sulawesi and will be built with an investment of about US$310 million. It will have a production capacity of 5.2 million tons of clinker a year, far larger than the existing plant that has an annual capacity of 2.5 million tons.

 Semen Bosowa Maros, the unit of diversified business group Bosowa Corporation, expects to complete the plant’s construction before the end of 2014.

Higher clinker production is expected to help the company increase its cement production to meet the country’s growing cement demands. “As of now, our cement production is 3.2 million tons per year, only about 6 percent of the national demand,” Bosowa C...