Indonesia now has the only Ketapang alumina refinery in West Kalimantan, which is owned by China-indonesia joint venture Well Harvest Winning. It has an annual capacity of one million tonnes. Other eight refineries capable of producing 8.73 million tonnes are being built and slated for completion next year.
The contract was signed between Indonesian state-owned construction firm Pembangunan Perumahan (PP), China Aluminium International Engineering Corporation (CHALIECO) and Borneo Alumina Indonesia (BAI) in Beijing on January 11.
BAI is a joint venture between the Aluminium Corporation of China (Chalco), the State-owned aluminum producer Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) and the State-owned mining company Aneka Tambang.