PALEMBANG – The Company of Semen Baturaja has collaborated with the company of Huadian Bukit Asam Power (HBAP) in the utilization of Limestone, Gypsum, Fly Ash, and Bottom Ash. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding was done by the Marketing Director of Semen Baturaja, Mukhamad Saifudin, and the Vice Director of Huadian Bukit Asam Power, Dody Arsadian, situated in the main branch office of Semen Baturaja Manufactory in Palembang on Tuesday, 16 March.

The signing of the memorandum between the State-owned Business Enterprise with the mutual company of China Huadian Hongkong Co Ltd (CHDHK) and Bukit Asam Tbk (PTBA) was done as one of the parties affiliated in the utilization of Gypsum, Fly Ash, and Bottom Ash as a potential product of the development of Mulut Tambang’s Steam-based Electricity Generator of South Sumatra-8 with the capacity of 2×600 MW in Muara Enim regency.

“This collaboration is a synergistic form of both companies to improve competitive quality that is crucially required in order to face the ever competitive industrial environment through the opportunity of creating new revenue stream or cost transformation. Semen Baturaja will make use of Fly Ash and Bottom Ash for cement production process generated by the South Sumatra-8 Steam Based Electricity Generator” as stated by Saifudin. The memorandum will last for two years starting from 2 March 2021 until 1 March 2023. During the partnership, Semen Baturaja will provide limestone to HBAP to be used as a necessary material for the Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) process.

“The company of Huadian Bukit Asam Power will also provide Gypsum required as a raw material for manufacturing process in Semen Baturaja. This cooperation is mutually beneficial for both parties, particularly in terms of maximizing the potential of both companies” he added.

Fly Ash and Bottom Ash can be properly processed during the production Portland cement naturally by improving its quality and durability. Ever since 2019, Semen Baturaja had already synergized with PUSRI in utilizing Fly Ash and Bottom Ash. Regarding the collaborative usage of Limestone, the company has stated that they will be ready to supply the Limestone demand of HBAP, citing that SMBR has the capability of producing Limestone qualifying the required standard of specification of HBAP’s processing operation.{}

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