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Chinese built Indonesia's largest nickel processing plant response to ore export ban

Date:2014/5/29 18:33:04 Popularity:2396

Since Indonesia after undressed ore export ban in January this year, nickel prices rise more than 60%. On the London metal exchange, nickel prices already from this year on January 9 low of $13334 per ton on May 13, rose to the highest $21625 a tonne, a nickel prices high for more than two years.


As the world's biggest exporter of nickel ore in Indonesia banned the effects of nickel ore export to international markets or more in the long run. Macquarie (Macquarie) in a recent report showed that if Indonesia undressed ore export ban last, supply and demand gap exists global market will be in five years.


The Indonesian embassy in China in the 21st century economic report reporter said that Indonesia hopes for a run of mine ore export bans, allowing more of the exporters in the local building smelters, thus bring added value to the minerals in Indonesia. Indonesia is expected in the short term China for Indonesia nickel ore imports will reduce, but I hope it won't be a long-term phenomenon, Indonesia processing hopes to attract more investment.


The practice of Indonesia seem to be working. Energy and mineral resources according to the Indonesian this year will be completed at least nine nickel processing plant.


China and India joint $640 million nickel smelting


Economic cooperation zones in Indonesia sulawesi China - Indonesia green hill park, by the china-asean investment cooperation fund and HaiDing letter on investment group co., LTD. And eight star investment company of Indonesia cooperative development of a nickel iron smelting project under construction.


The project total investment of nearly $640 million, plans to begin production in 2015. It will become Indonesia's largest nickel smelters, achieve in laterite nickel ore of about 3 million tons, annual output of 300000 tons of nickel iron production. Now Indonesia two local production of nickel smelters sum is less than 100000 tons.


This is the china-asean investment cooperation fund first investment project in Indonesia, is also its ninth in the asean regional investment projects. The china-asean investment cooperation fund is approved by China's state council, the national development and reform commission approved the offshore dollar of equity funds, by the export-import bank of China, China investment co., LTD., bank of China, the international finance corporation, the world bank and jointly funded by the investment institutions. Main investment fund Yu Dongmeng areas of infrastructure, energy and natural resources, etc.


In the 21st century economic report in an interview, the association of south-east Asian nations (asean) fund project team, said the project is aimed at Indonesia undressed ore export bans. Indonesia in 2009 announced the legislation, considering the nickel mines, Indonesia's exports to China more than fifty percent of domestic demand, undressed ore export ban once implemented, will be to the domestic nickel iron and stainless steel supply caused very big effect. "Asean funds have been looking for opportunities in Indonesia, realization of upstream and downstream cooperation as well as the value-added production chain." One person involved in the project of the association of south-east Asian nations (asean) fund insiders said.


HaiDing letter on investment group co., LTD. Is a castle peak group subsidiaries, castle peak group is China's largest nickel iron producer and second largest stainless steel producer. Eight star group of Indonesia's main business including sulawesi in Indonesia laterite nickel ore production. This project will be Indonesia nickel producer with Chinese enterprises with smelting technology, combined with consideration to the commercial viability, the association of south-east Asian nations (asean) fund investment decision.


In the end, the export ban in Indonesia before formal implementation, the association of south-east Asian nations (asean) sign funds to complete the project. On October 3, 2013, President xi jinping in China during the visit to Indonesia, xi jinping and Indonesian President susilo bambang yudhoyono in Jakarta china-india business luncheon together witnessed the signing ceremony of the project.


Asean funds did not disclose the specific investment amount, but according to the 21st century economic report reporter understanding, the association of south-east Asian nations (asean) fund project investment is usually between $50 million to $150 million.


The project also received national development bank loans to support. Earlier this year, castle peak group and China development bank xiamen branch signed a long-term loan financing documents, CDB will provide a total 10-year loan of $384 million.


Share growth and sustainable development


Nickel mines in Indonesia is very important to meet the needs of the Chinese market, China's imports of nickel ore imports from Indonesia account for more than half of Indonesia laterite nickel ore has been the main raw material of nickel pig iron smelting in China. According to the association of south-east Asian nations (asean) fund sources, after the completion of nickel iron works will be 100% export to the domestic, but does not rule out the export to other countries in the future.


In the project of investment, the association of south-east Asian nations (asean) fund has always attached great importance to the local environment and the social sustainable development, adhere to high standards of environmental and social responsibility. The project under construction are adopted the international finance corporation, the environmental and social sustainability performance standards, implement stricter standards to the project company. "Asean fund not only on the financial support, but also on the technical request, support the international standard of social and environmental. That is not only to pursue business rewards, output to the China technology, but also as a sustainable development project." The association of south-east Asian nations (asean) fund team said.


Castle peak Indonesia nickel iron project will adopt international advanced kiln + (RKEF) -arc furnace production process, to reduce pollution. The association of south-east Asian nations (asean), head of the fund, said the project will in order to promote industrial upgrading of Indonesia offers a model, advocated by the association of south-east Asian nations (asean) funds and asean countries "share growth, share of sustainable development", and the association of south-east Asian nations (asean) once again advocated the concept of investment funds, i.e. the combination of commercially viable and sustainable development.


Indonesia as early as 2009 passed the act of coal and minerals, regulations on January 12, 2014 ore export is prohibited. But over the past few years, most people still wait and hope that the Indonesian government is likely to change in the law. Until January 12, formally implement undressed ore export bans, Indonesia is not accordance with the requirements of the ship has also been banned from leaving Indonesia, after wait foreign investors have to accept the reality.


In the past period of time, already have more than one delegation from China to travel to Indonesia. According to reporter understanding, the 21st century economy has eight Chinese companies planning to invest $2.4 billion to build nickel iron smelter, which already has four carries out the preliminary and investment but there is no substantial construction.


The association of south-east Asian nations (asean) fund confidence in the prospects of the project. "We believe the project will succeed. Last nickel prices at $13000 a metric ton, price is low, the association of south-east Asian nations (asean) funds in low to enter the industry, that confidence in the project is very big. Now has soared to more than $20000, we see very well." The team said the association of south-east Asian nations (asean) funds. (source: the 21st century economic report)

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