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KUCHING: OM Materials (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd (OM Sarawak) is planning to invest in a sinter plant in Samalaju Industrial Park in Bintulu although no details have been provided on the investment costs and the timetable for the construction of the plant. (1-0)
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Executive chairman Hirotaka Suzuki(pic) said the US$400mil plant was currently producing 18,000 tonnes per month and operating below 80% of installed capacity. “We are now producing three standard grade products – manganese alloys, ferrosilicon and ferro manganese. Within two years of full operation, we plan to switch to production of value-added products for the steel industry,” he told StarBiz. (1-0)
CMS group managing director Datuk Richard Curtis(filepic) said recently that the smelting plant would be able to achieve operational efficiency when all the 16 furnaces were in operations. He was optimistic that OM Sarawak would be able to return to the black.
Group managing director Datuk Richard Curtis(pic) told StarBiz the recovery in demand for the commodities has enabled the smelting plant in Samalaju Industrial Park, Bintulu to go on full-scale production.
KUCHING: OM Materials (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd (OM Sarawak) will produce a wide range of silicon and manganese alloys at its smelting plant in Samalaju Industrial Park, Bintulu by June 2017 to cater to steel producers making different types of products and applications, according to Australian company OM Holdings Ltd (OMH).
“OMH expects to continue to modify and increase production at its Sarawak plant by establishing another five furnaces for manganese alloys through first half of 2017, bringing potential total manganese alloy production to 200-250 kt (kiloton) per annum,” the company said in a filing with Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
The recent rally mining commodities saw are more likely to have a negative impact in the long run, according to market analysts.