Pertama Ferroalloys Sdn. Bhd. (abbreviated as “Pertama” hereafter) was named by the former Chief Minister of the Sarawak State of Malaysia, meaning the FIRST manganese ferroalloy smelting plant in Malaysia. The plant will occupy around 180 hectares of land in the Samalaju Industrial Zone in Bintulu of the Sarawak State, Malaysia.
Pertama is jointly owned by Asia Minerals Limited, Nippon Denko Company Limited, Shinsho Corporation and Carbon Capital Corporation Sdn. Bhd; while Asia Minerals Limited is the majority shareholder of Pertama.
Construction of the plant started in Q2-2012. First tapping of the Ferrosilicon furnace and the Silicon Manganese furnace were successfully carried out in Q2 2016 and Q3 2016 respectively. The remaining furnaces started from Q4 2016.
To secure the supply of low cost power supply for the plant, Pertama had signed a long term Power Purchase Agreement with Syarikat Sesco Berhad in early 2015.
The final products of the plant are manganese alloys, ferro silicon, medium carbon ferromanganese and manganese ore sinter. These final products are consumed locally as well as exported to countries worldwide.
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