Being a part of the National Defence and Hightech Industry (NDHI), Dahana is serious about its global expansion by preparing the required infrastructure in responses to the global demand of explosives. A plant that will produce ammonium nitrate will be constructed in Bontang, East Kalimantan during the first quarter of 2018.
Apart from the amonium nitrate plant, PT DAHANA (Persero) will also expand its production by constructing elemented cap plant for producing detonators, along with supporting plants for producing military supplies.
“Our phase 1 of elemented cap detonator plant will be finalized on August 2019,” explained Heri Ristiawan, PT DAHANA (Persero)’s Director of Engineering and Development.
Meanwhile, the plants that will produce military supplies such as Trinitrotoluene (TNT), Penta Erythritol Tetranitrate (PETN), Royal Demolition Explosive (RDX), High Melting Explosive (HMX) and propellant will be finalized soon.
For such expansion, Dahana has placed an investment of a total of 2 trillion rupiah up to the year 2021. As for 2018, a total of 200 billion has been allocated for development and construction of plants.
During the market visits by Dahana with the other NDHI enterprises, a significant number or demands were recorded. Dahana’s expansion strategy will be the one that meets the global explosive supply chain that requires more varied product diversification in a large capacity.
In addition, Dahana has targeted double digit net profit which is considered to be possible due to high demand in explosives following the price hike in mineral commodities such a coal price. DAHANA targets to reach a figure of 1.67 trillion this year relying on its product expansion to Asia Pacific and Australia markets. Last year revenue was booked at the figure of 1.4 trillion. (yq)