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Kaltim Nitrate Indonesia is Indonesia’s largest Porous prill Ammonium Nitrate manufacturer with a annual capacity of 300,000 Tes. It is a Joint venture between Orica Investment (Indonesia) Pty Ltd and local partners - PT Armindo Prima being the largest shareholder. The state-of-the art Ammonium Nitrate plant is strategically located in Bontang, East Kalimantan. Besides proximity to some of the biggest Coal Mining projects, KNI's location was determined by the availability of raw materials & utilities in the Kaltim Industrial estate. The AN facility is part of the industrial estate and has access to the Tursina wharf for loading the bagged product into three time chartered vessels, to supply to various mining projects in Indonesia.


The Plant construction commenced in Aug 2009, with an investment of USD 455 mil, and with a vision to have the largest AN producer in country to specifically cater to the growing Mining industry. In the past, the mining companies have been dependent on imported AN, sourced primarily from China & Australia. Security of supply of imported product was always dependent on the regional supply & demand, that is insulated from the Indonesia market dynamics. KNI being a large, reliable indigenous supplier of world class AN, will significantly change this scenario.
 
Although, this project has been designed & construction has been supervised by expatriate experts, supported by Indonesian engineers, its operations is managed by a team comprising of 160 Indonesian nationals.
The plant started production in April 2012, starting a new phase in the Mining industry in Indonesia.