PT Borneo Alumina Indonesia appoints Black & Veatch as a technical consultant to lead alumina refinery project.

indo veatchCreating mining and minerals processing infrastructure to increase Indonesia’s mineral value while strengthening downstream processing capabilities has been at the core of the Indonesian mining authority and mineral export laws since 2009.

PT Borneo Alumina Indonesia has appointed a Black & Veatch-led Project Management Consortium (PMC) to develop a processing facility, the first of its kind in Indonesia.

The West Kalimantan facility will feature a 1 million tonne per annum (MTPA) smelter-grade alumina refinery, a 2 x 40,000 Normal cubic meter per hour (Nm3/hr) coal gasification plant and a 3 x 25megawatt(MW) coal-fired power plant.

Jim Spenceley, Senior Vice President, Mining, Black & Veatch sees the development of the downstream mineral processing industry expanding the Indonesian economy and creating jobs.

“Black & Veatch is ready to leverage our global expertise across business units to support as PMC overseeing our client’s Chinese Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor to ensure that the client realizes the quality, safety and value they are seeking,” said Mr Speneley.

As the consortium leader, Black & Veatch will perform design review, equipment inspections and will provide power and coal gasification subject matter expertise.

Consortium partners Progesys will manage the alumina refinery process design scope, while Jaya CM will support the project with site construction engineers and inspectors.

As the project consultant, the consortium is responsible for evaluating engineering, procurement and construction bids and reviewing design engineering. The consortium will monitor major equipment supply and conduct factory acceptance tests. It will also oversee site construction and commissioning.

Black & Veatch provides engineering solutions to power sector clients in Indonesia through PT Bina Viktori Indonesia (PT BVI).

*Article published in the October-December 2019 issue of The Asia Miner

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