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Jakarta Post

Bukit Asam to increase output by 10% in 2017

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 1 2016   /  10:25 am

State-owned coal miner Bukit Asam expects to raise its coal production amid a surge in coal prices in the world market.

Bukit Asam president director Arviyan Arifin said Tuesday that the company’s coal production would increase to 27 million tons next year from about 25 million tons this year.

The higher production target, however, needs support from state-owned railway operator Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI), which transports Bukit Asam’s coal from its mining area in Tanjung Enim, South Sumatra, to its Tarahan coal terminal in Lampung.

Besides increasing its coal production, Bukit Asam plans to acquire a mining company in the first quarter of next year.

“We also have plans for inorganic growth by acquiring a mining company that supports our business,” Arviyan said on the sidelines of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) ceremony with state-lender Bank Man...