TOKUYAMA MALAYSIA SDN BHD
Tokuyama Malaysia Sdn Bhd tied a power purchase agreement with Sesco on 12th April 2011 for the sale and purchase of 140MW electricity for it polycrystalline silicon plant at Samalaju Industrial Park in Bintulu. The initial supply to the plant has been connected in June 2012 and the plant scheduled to reach it interim commercial operation in the second quarter of 2013. With total investment of RM3 billion, this project is expected to create 500 new jobs and production of 6,200 tonnes per annum.
Established in Japan in the year 1918, Tokuyama started as “Nihon Soda Kogyo Co., Ltd." to produce soda ash in Tokuyama, Yamaguchi Prefecture (currently Shunan City). In 1936, the company name was changed to "Tokuyama Soda Co., Ltd." and only in 1994 that the name was changed to "Tokuyama Corporation" as it exists today. In August 2009, Tokuyama Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. was established in Malaysia as a manufacturing and sales company of polycrystalline silicon.
Throughout the decades, Tokuyama Corp. has grown to incorporate a broad array of businesses ranging from organic and inorganic chemicals to plastics, cement/building materials, electronics materials, and medical field too as well as providing services related to those products. In this way, Tokuyama has continued to serve industry and market for more than 90 years.
PRESS METAL BINTULU SDN BHD
The power purchase agreement between Sesco and Press Metal Bintulu Sdn Bhd has been signed on 12th July 2011 for the sale and purchase of 480MW of electric power and energy for 25 years. Press Metal invested RM3 billion to build it aluminium smelter plant located at Samalaju Industrial Park in Bintulu, having an expected annual production capacity of 240,000 tonnes and creating 1,000 job opportunities. The plant has started to take power from Sesco’s 275kV substation since July 2012 and to reach full operation in early 2013.
Press Metal Bintulu Sdn. Bhd. is a subsidiary of Press Metal Berhad, which is globally recognised as one of the key suppliers of aluminium products with strong global presence in China, United Kingdom, Australia and many other countries. Press Metal has grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of aluminium extrusion in Malaysia with stable subsidiaries and activities ranging from contracting, fabricating and installation of development and environment engineering. The current expected annual production presents an opportunity for Malaysia to be a leader in the production of aluminium billets and ingots and expansion of the downstream aluminium products sector for local consumption as well as exports. (Ref: Press Metal Bintulu - Aluminium Smelting Executive summary – Detailed Environment Impact Analysis)
OM MATERIALS (SARAWAK) SDN BHD
OM Materials (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd is part of the OM Holdings Group ("OMH"). OM Materials (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd is a joint venture, 80% owned by OM Holdings and 20% owned by Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad ("CMS"). The Power Purchase Agreement has been signed on 2nd February 2012 between OM Materials (Sarawak) Sdn. Bhd. and Sesco for the purchase and supply of 500MW electricity to it smelter plant in Samalaju Industrial Park in Bintulu for 20 years. The smelter, costing RM1.5 billion, is scheduled to commence production in the first quarter of 2014 to reach full production in second quarter of 2015. It will have an annual production capacity of 300,000 tonnes each of manganese alloys and ferro silicon alloys.
OMH was established in 1994 and has since then developed to become a fully integrated producer and trader of carbon steel raw materials. The OMH Group now operates mining operations in Australia as well as ferroalloy production facility in China. In 2001, through its wholly owned subsidiary, OM (Manganese) Ltd, OMH controls 100% of the Bootu Creek Manganese Mine ("Bootu Creek") located 110km north of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, Australia to expand its activities to include exploration for manganese. In 2005, OMH commissioned its ferro alloy production facility, warehouse and distribution facility in the port city of Qinzhou, south west China. By adding a 250,000 metric tonnes sinter plant facility in Qinzhou in 2010 OMH has progressively grown its presence in the Chinese market.
ASIA MINERALS LIMITED
Under the Power Purchase Agreement signed on 20th January 2012, Sesco will provide 270MW of electricity to Asia Minerals Limited (AML) for 20 years. The RM1.7 billion smelting plant located at Samalaju Industrial Park in Bintulu will commence full operation in the forth quarter of 2014. The plant serves 650 jobs opportunities to produce 350,000 tonnes of manganese ferroalloys per annum.
AML was founded in 1993 as a privately owned company registered in Hong Kong. AML is specialized in all manganese related business from ores to alloys, metals and chemicals. AML is committed to diversify and provide excellent services to their clients through its global organizations in Asia, Africa, Europe, CIS and USA. AML acquired its first ferroalloy smelting plant in Inner Mongolia in 2005 and acquired its second smelting plant in Liaoning Province in 2009.