State-owned PT Batubara Bukit Asam Tbk intends to become the country’s largest coal producer in 2016 with production expected to reach 70 million mt/y. Bukit Asam President Director Sukrisno expressed optimistically the company would meet its target. “With the additional coal shipping railway infrastructure and coal collection port, we are optimistic we will become the biggest national player,” said Sutrisno at the signing of cooperation to develop a 270-km-long coal shipping railway from Tanjung Enim to Tanjung Api-Api. Sukrisno said the company’s present capacity is around 12 million mt/y. The $1.6 billion railway project is expected to operate in 2014 with a load capacity of 35 million mt/y.