Indonesia adds value to mining industry, invests in downstream processing facilities

JAKARTA, IndonesiaCreating mining and minerals processing infrastructure to increase Indonesia’s mineral value while strengthening downstream processing capabilities has been at the core of the Indonesian mining authority and mineral export laws since 2009.

PT Borneo Alumina Indonesia has appointed a Black and Veatchled Project Management Consortium (PMC) to develop one such processing facility, the first of its kind in Indonesia. Black and Veatch provides engineering solutions to power sector clients in Indonesia through PT Bina Viktori Indonesia (PT BVI).

The West Kalimantan facility will feature a 1 Million Tonne Per Annum (MTPA) smeltergrade alumina refinery, a 2×40,000 Normal cubic meter per hour (Nm3/hr) coal gasification plant and a 3×25 megawatt (MW) coalfired power plant.

Developing the downstream mineral processing industry will expand the Indonesian economy and create jobs. Black and Veatch is ready to leverage our global expertise across business units to support as PMC overseeing our client’s Chinese Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor to ensure that the client realizes the quality, safety and value they are seeking, said Jim Spenceley, Senior Vice President, Mining, Black and Veatch.

As the consortium leader, Black and Veatch will perform design review, equipment inspections, and provide power and coal gasification subject matter expertise. Consortium partners Progesys will be managing the alumina refinery process design scope, while Jaya CM will be supporting the project with site construction engineers and inspectors.

Progesys is a minerals industry engineering company based in Canada. Jaya CM is an Indonesian construction management company.

As the project consultant, the consortium is responsible for evaluating engineering, procurement and construction bids and reviewing design engineering. The consortium will monitor major equipment supply and conduct factory acceptance tests. It will also oversee site construction and commissioning.

Black and Veatch’s knowledge of international and countryspecific engineering codes and standards, and contract structures systematically mitigates project cost and schedule risks. By serving as the interface between different engineering standards, Black and Veatch offers clients assurance that EPC contractors deliver on specific project commitments cost effectively.

Black and Veatch has supported clients worldwide on various infrastructure deployments by tapping into engineering innovation to address technical complexities in heavy industries like mining.v

Source: Antara News