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Agustus 30, 2010

Nalco to seek coal mine in Indonesia
Tuesday, 31/08/2010 19:30:16 WIB
by: Bloomberg
JAKARTA: National Aluminium Co, India’s second-largest producer of the metal, is seeking to acquire a coal mine in Indonesia to secure fuel supplies for its planned power plant in East Kalimantan province.

Nalco, as the company is known, seeks a coal mine with 500 million metric tons of resources that can produce 10 million tons annually starting in 2014, the company said in a statement published today.

Potential sellers have 30 days to submit offers, according to the statement.

The aluminum producer is expanding overseas to tap rising demand from automakers and builders in emerging markets and China.

Vehicle sales in the world’s second-largest economy in the first seven months rose 43% from a year earlier to 10.3 million units, according data compiled by Bloomberg News.

Nalco, based in Bhubaneswar, plans to spend an estimated $4 billion to build an aluminum smelter with an annual capacity of 500,000 tons and a 1,250-megawatt coal-fired power plant in East Kalimantan on Indonesia’s part of Borneo island in a joint venture, the company said.

RAK Minerals & Metals Investments, a unit of RAK Investment Authority, holds 24% of the Indonesian venture. RAK Minerals is based in the United Arab Emirates.

Nalco needs supply of 8 million to 10 million tons of coal a year, of which 4 million to 5 million tons will be used to feed the East Kalimantan power plant.

The company is seeking fuel with an energy value of more than 5,000 kilocalories a kilogram.

Nalco shares fell 1.3% to 396.85 rupees in Mumbai trading at 1:56 p.m. local time.

The stock has declined 5% this year compared with a 2 percent increase in the Bombay Stock Exchange’s benchmark Sensitive Index. (wiw)
Senin, 30 Agustus 2010 | 14:58 oleh Femi Adi Soempeno, Bloomberg INVESTASI PERTAMBANGANUPDATE: NTPC bungkus saham dua pertambangan Indonesia
NEW DELHI. NTPC Ltd., perusahaan produsen energi terbesar kedua di Asia dari sisi nilai, kemungkinan akan membungkus sejumlah saham di dua perusahaan batubara di Indonesia. Langkah ini dilakukan sebagai upaya untuk memburu bahan bakar untuk menutupi kebutuhan India.

NTPC tengah melakukan studi di dua pertambangan di Sumatra dan Kalimantan Timur yang keduanya diperkirakan memiliki sumber batubara sebesar 1,8 miliar ton. Hal ini ditegaskan oleh Chairman and Managing Director NTPC Ltd. R.S. Sharma di New Delhi, Senin (30/8). Pembelian saham ini kemungkinan akan rampung pada Maret 2011. Sayangnya, Sharma menolah membeberkan dua nama perusahaan tersebut.

Perusahaan energi asal India ini memang mencari sumber daya di seluruh dunia untuk memenuhi kebutuhan setrum maupun produk minyak dari pabrik-pabrik maupun rumah tangga di negara di India. Perusahaan pelat merah Coal India Ltd., produsen terbesar di dunia, dan Tata Power Co. juga mengambil langkah yang sama dengan NTPC untuk membungkus saham pertambangan yang ada di seluruh dunia.

“Suplai batubara dari pasar domestik kemungkinan tidak akan mampu memenuhi kebutuhan NTPC untuk menambahkan kapasitas listrik,” kata Rupesh Sankhe, Analis Angel Broking Ltd. yang berbasis di Mumbai. Itu sebabnya, tak sedikit perusahaan di seluruh dunia yang berburu batubara.

NTPC akan menjadi pemegang saham utama di perusahaan pertambangan yang ada di Indonesia. Perusahaan pertambangan batubara di Kalimantan Timur kemungkinan memiliki cadangan batubara sebanyak 1 miliar ton; dan di Sumatera sebanyak 800 juta ton.

Rencana pembelian saham ini sedikit terunda karena batubara memiliki tingkat kelembapan yang lebih tinggi dan NTPC berusaha mencari cara untuk meningkatkan kualitas batubara tersebut; termasuk mencampurnya dengan batubara kering untuk meningkatkan potensi pemanasannya.

“Ini (Indonesia) adalah tujuan batubara kami saat ini. Kami sudah bekerja keras untuk mendapatkannya,” kata Sharma. Sayangnya, ia enggan membeberkan nama perusahaan yang bakal dibungkus oleh NTPC.

Belanja modal NTPC di tahun fiskal per Maret 2011, termasuk akuisisi, sebesar 290 miliar ruppee atau setara dengan US$ 6,2 miliar.

Perusahaan yang berbasis di New Delhi ini akan menggunakan sebagian dari US$ 3 miliar dana tunainya dan akan mencari utangan untuk membiayai pembelanjaan pertambangan di Australia, Indonesia dan Mozambique yang diperkirakan akan menyuplai sebesar 10 juta ton batubara saban tahun.
NTPC May Buy Stakes in Indonesian Coal Mines to Help Curb India Blackouts
By Rakteem Katakey – Aug 30, 2010 7:01 PM GMT+0700
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NTPC Ltd., Asia’s second-largest power producer by market value, may buy stakes in two coal mines in Indonesia as it seeks access to the fuel to help end blackouts in India.

The utility is studying two mines in Sumatra and East Kalimantan, which may together have as much as 1.8 billion metric tons of coal resources, Chairman and Managing Director R.S. Sharma told reporters in New Delhi today. The purchase may be completed by March 2011, he said, declining to name the mines.

Indian energy companies are seeking assets across the world to meet demand for electricity and petroleum products from factories and households in the second-most populous country. State-owned Coal India Ltd., the world’s largest producer, and Tata Power Co. are among companies looking to buy mines overseas.

“Domestic coal supply may not be able to keep pace with NTPC’s plans to add generation capacity,” said Rupesh Sankhe, a Mumbai-based analyst with Angel Broking Ltd. “That is sending all power companies overseas looking for mines.”

NTPC would seek a majority stake in the mines, Sharma said, declining to name the current owner. The mine in East Kalimantan may have coal resources of about 1 billion tons and the one in Sumatra about 800 million tons.

The purchase has been delayed because the coal has high moisture content and NTPC is studying ways to improve the fuel’s quality, including mixing it with dry coal to enhance the potential to generate heat, Sharma said.

‘Destination Coal’

“It is destination coal for us now,” Sharma said today. “We are working all out for that.”

NTPC’s shares have declined 17 percent this year compared with a 3 percent rise in the benchmark Sensitive Index of the Bombay Stock Exchange. They fell 0.5 percent to 195.40 rupees in Mumbai trading today.

Reliance Power Ltd., controlled by billionaire Anil Ambani, may invest $5 billion to build a railway and develop coal mines in South Sumatra, Yopie Hidayat, a spokesman for Indonesia’s Vice President Boediono, said in Jakarta Aug. 24. Essar Group bought the Aries coal mines in Kutai region of East Kalimantan in Indonesia which hold as much as 100 million tons of power- station coal, the company said in a statement March 25.

Power-station coal prices at Australia’s Newcastle port, a benchmark for Asia, climbed 3.7 percent to $91.02 a ton in the week ended Aug. 27. That’s a 7 percent increase from $84.75 in the week ended Jan. 1.

Capital Expenditure

NTPC plans capital expenditure of as much as 290 billion rupees ($6.2 billion) in the year ending March 2011, including acquisitions, he said, without elaborating.

The New Delhi-based utility will use part of its $3 billion in cash reserves and also raise debt to fund the purchase of mines in Australia, Indonesia and Mozambique that can supply as much as 10 million tons of coal a year, Sharma had said July 14.

Coal demand in India, Asia’s third-largest energy consumer, may double from 2008 to 2015 to exceed 1 billion tons, energy consultant Wood Mackenzie said on July 1.

India’s annual coal output of 535 million tons will fall short of demand from power generators by as much as 80 million tons by next year, Alok Perti, additional secretary in the coal ministry, said July 7. Coal is used to fire more than half of India’s current installed generation capacity, according to the Central Electricity Authority.

NTPC may burn as much as 165 million tons of the fuel in the year starting April 2011 compared with 155 million tons this fiscal year, Sharma said today. As much as 15 million tons of coal may be imported next year, he said.

The company has offered “less than 50 percent stake” in a power plant in India’s southern state of Kerala to Qatar Petroleum, the Gulf country’s state-owned energy company, in exchange for gas, Sharma said.

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