Indonesia's Silkroad Nickel inks $290m offtake agreement
Indonesian nickel mining group Silkroad Nickel (SGX: STP) has announced that its subsidiary, PT Teknik Alum Service, entered into a new long-term offtake agreement with PT TBR to supply 15 million tonnes of nickel ore over a period of five to eight years, beginning March 2020.
The total contract value of the agreement is estimated to be in excess of $290 million.
PT TBR is part of the Qingdao Hengshun Zhongsheng Group Co., Ltd. a Shenzhen-listed company that is majority owned by the Qingdao state government, which invests in Indonesian industrial parks, mining, and energy with a focus on electricity.
“This Agreement with PT TBR, which is building a new rotary kiln electric furnace smelter facility approximately 2 km from the Group’s mine site in Sulawesi, Indonesia, gives us the impetus to not only ramp up our production and start the exploration of new areas within our concession, but to also consider the acquisition of new concession areas.” Silkroad Nickel CEO Hong Kah Ing said in a statement.