PT Borneo Alumina Indonesia has appointed a Black & Veatch-led Project Management Consortium (PMC) to develop a new alumina processing facility. The West Kalimantan facility will feature a 1-million-metric-ton-per-year (mt/y), smelter-grade alumina refinery, a 2 x 40,000 Normal cubic meter per hour (Nm³/hr) coal gasification plant and a 3- x 25-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant.

“Developing the downstream mineral processing industry will expand the Indonesian economy and create jobs,” Senior Vice President of Mining for Black & Veatch Jim Spenceley said. “Black & Veatch is ready to leverage our global expertise across business units to support as PMC overseeing our client’s Chinese Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor to ensure that the client realizes the quality, safety and value they are seeking.”

As the consortium leader, Black & Veatch will perform design review, equipment inspections, and provide power and coal gasification subject-matter expertise. Consortium partners Progesys will be managing the alumina refinery process design scope, while Jaya CM will be supporting the project with site construction engineers and inspectors.

Progesys is a minerals industry engineering company based in Canada. Jaya CM is an Indonesian construction management company.

As the project consultant, the consortium is responsible for evaluating EPC bids and reviewing design engineering. The consortium will monitor major equipment supply and conduct factory acceptance tests. It will also oversee site construction and commissioning.