ThyssenKrupp to Build Cement Plant in Indonesia

ThyssenKrupp to Build Cement Plant in Indonesia

The Indonesian cement market is predicted to grow at a double-digit rate in 2013.

FRANKFURT -- Heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp (IW 1000/75) said Thursday it has won a contract worth $250 million to build a cement plant for Swiss group Holcim in Indonesia.

"ThyssenKrupp Polysius has won a contract from Holcim Indonesia to build a second cement plant near the town of Tuban on the northern coast of the island of Java," the German company said.

A first cement plant is currently under construction in Tuban, which is scheduled to begin operation in 2013. The second plant will start production in 2015.

The two plants will each have capacity of 1.7 million tons of cement per year.

The Indonesian cement market is predicted to grow at a double-digit rate in 2013.

With a production capacity of 8.2 million tons a year Holcim Indonesia is one of the country's top three manufacturers, ThyssenKrupp said.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2013

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