Indika Energy funds coal expansion projects
Indonesian coal producer PT Indika Energy Tbk will use a US$110 million loan to finance its expansion plans this year.
The loan from state-owned Bank Mandiri will be used as working capital for the company. Indika Energy is Indonesia’s leading integrated energy company.
Indika president director Arsjad Risjad, said the company plans to spend US$442 million this year to help finance the expansion of two of its subsidiaries: Petrosea (a mining and construction contractor) and Mitrabahtera Segara Sejati (a coal transportation and logistics services company).
The company will spend US$256 million to finance the expansion of Petrosea and Mitrabahtera. It will spend another US$130 million to finance the expansion of coal miner Multi Tambangjaya Utama over the next five years and another US$59 million for oil and gas exploration firm Mitra Energi.
Indika Energy has forecast its coal production at 37 million tons this year.