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Indonesian Steam Coal Production Increase in 2012
File Date 2011.12.05 Hit 3455
INDONESIAN steam coal production is likely to increase next year, producers have indicated at the IHS McCloskey Asia Pacific Coal Outlook Conference 2011.

Bumi Resources, Indonesia’s largest producer, is targeting 80M tonnes of production in 2012, its marketing chief Herlan Siagian told delegates. The company expects to close the year at 64M tonnes.

Adaro’s marketing chief Edwin Tsang said Indonesia’s number two supplier would produce 47M tonnes this year and 48-52M tonnes in 2012, depending on weather and demand. Adaro’s domestic market obligation for 2011 and 2012 is officially 25%, but state generator PLN has not taken all the agreed tonnes. “We’re a bit burnt this year. We allocated the tonnage and they’re not taking it,” Tsang said.

Banpu, Indonesia’s fourth-largest producer, aims to produce 25M tonnes this year and 27M tonnes in 2012 from its Indonesia mines, according to Hartono Wadjaja, sales and logistics chief for Indonesian unit, Indo Tambangraya Megah.

And Berau’s marketing and sales chief Eko Budi Natalina said the fifth-largest producer would finish 2011 at 20M tonnes and targets 23M tonnes in 2012.