PT. Semen Gresik (Persero) Tbk (SGG) is the largest cement producing company in Southeast Asia, with an annual cement production capacity of 29 million tons. A holding company of Semen Padang, Semen Gresik, Semen Tonasa and Thang Long Cement Vietnam, in 2009 SGG planned to expand into Southeast Asia. SGG developed two new cement plants in Indonesia - one in Tuban, East Java, and one in Tonasa, South Sulawesi. The plants were built on challenging brownfield sites, with each location expected to produce 2.5 million tons capacity annually.

The facilities for each plant were on a vast scale, with each requiring; construction of a crusher system, storage (for raw materials, basic products, intermediate products and final products), a material handling system, production system (including coal burners, silos, electrostatic precipitators, automation and water treatments), and supporting facilities.

SGG required expert project management, planning and monitoring services across the project life cycle for both new cement plants, which were managed by separate project teams. Royal HaskoningDHV designed and implemented an effective project management strategy to encompass the entire project across both sites, with SGG as primary project lead and main contractor. As well as extensive planning and monitoring, our role included sourcing a wide range of vendors, contractors, and overseas consultants, and producing hundreds of different work contracts. Completed in 2013, the two new cement plants in Tuban and Tonasa will each produce 2.5 million tons capacity annually. The new plants enabled SGG to move closer to achieving its vision of becoming the largest cement manufacturer in Southeast Asia.

Royal HaskoningDHV is now helping SGG further towards achieving this vision by contributing to two additional projects in Southeast Asia, due to begin in 2014.

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Pramono Saleh

Director Resources & Energy Indonesia

Jakarta, ID

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