Thu, 02 Sep 2010

VIVAnews - Indonesia next year will build a factory of Ammonium Nitrate Prill Plant having the largest capacity in the globe.

Ammonium Nitrate Prill Plant Project Manager, Gito Waluyo, said the factory development has completed by 50 percent.

"The development of Ammonium Nitrate Prill Plant is now already at 50 percent of completion," said Gito through an SMS sent to VIVAnews yesterday, September 2.

The project is located in Bontang, East Kalimantan, with an area of 10 hectares.

According to Gito, the Nitrate factory will need an investment of US$300 million. PT Kaltim Nitrate Indonesia, whose shares are owned by Australia-based company Orica Ltd, fully controls the ownership.

He went on to say that PT Rekayasa Industi (Rekind) will work on the project. The high-end factory is estimated to be able to hire 1,000 employers.

"It is expected that by 2011, the project will be fully completed," said Gito.

The planned annual production capacity of the factory will reach around 350 thousand tonnes.

The factory development has also met the standards of Medical Treatment Injury (MTI).

It is expected that by 2011 Indonesia will not have to import nitrate anymore.