Apr 18, 2011

Adaro to allot US$100 mio for coking coal

One of Indonesia's largest coal miner PT Adaro Energy Tbk (ADRO) plans to spend US$100 million in coking coal project dubbed IndoMet Coal, a joint venture company with BHP Billiton.
Adaro, via a subsidiary namely PT Alam Tri Abadi, owns 25% shareholding in IndoMet Coal and BHP controls the remaining stake in the coking coal miner with concessions in South and East Kalimantan.
Adaro owns 25% shareholdings in seven units of BHP such as PT Maruwai Coal, PT Juloi Coal, PT Kalteng Coal, PT Sumber Barito Coal, PT Lahai Coal, PT Ratah Coal, and PT Pari Coal.
“At end of first quarter last year, we acquired 25% stake from BHP worth US$334.73 million. We will spend US$100 million in 2011,” said Adaro Corporate Secretary Devindra Ratzarwin as quoted by Investor Daily today.
He said the investment in IndoMet Coal is beyond the total capital expenditure set by Adaro.
Adaro plans to spend US$608 million-US$628 million capex this year. For routine expenses, the company will spend US$175 million and US$250 million to purchase heavy equipments.
Disclosure: No position at the stock mentioned above.  

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