Harita Group nickel issuer PT Trimegah Bangun Persada Tbk. (NCKL)
acquired PT Gane Tambang Sentosa with a transaction value of IDR 7.9
billion. This action will increase the company's nickel reserves.
Harita Nickel management said that the acquisition of 99%
shares in PT Gane Tambang Sentosa which is located on Obi Island, South
Halmahera, North Maluku will increase nickel ore reserves to 302 million wmt.
"[This addition] will make Harita Nickel the
5th largest nickel mining company in Indonesia based on resources," said
management in an official statement, quoted Thursday (30/11/2023).
PT GTS has a non-operating nickel mining concession with an
area of 2,314 hectares with an IUP valid until 2040. NCKL plans to carry out
drilling activities to determine the size of nickel ore reserves and resources.
At the same time, Harita Nickel also increased its share
ownership in PT Gane Permai Sentosa (GPS) from 70% to 99%. Apart from
increasing nickel ore resources and reserves , the acquisition worth
IDR 48.8 billion is expected to strengthen the financial contribution to NCKL.
At the end of November 2023, NCKL has estimated nickel ore
reserves of around 302 million wmt. By carrying out further exploration at
the 4 mines owned, namely PT Obi Anugerah Mineral, PT Jikodolong Mega Pertiwi,
PT Karya Tambang Sentosa, and PT Gane Tambang Sentosa, the nickel ore reserves
needed by the Harita Nickel subsidiary will increase.
PT GTS and PT GPS are affiliated companies of Harita
Nickel. The acquisition transaction has been carried out transparently in
accordance with the assessment of the appointed independent institution from
As is known, NCKL itself has a Mining Business Permit (IUP)
area of around 9,000 hectares, consisting of four mining
concessions. Currently, there are two mines that are already operating,
and two other mines will be operated to support the supply of nickel ore raw
materials in the future.
Apart from that, Harita Nickel will also continue to strive to increase mine life and nickel ore reserves by acquiring other mining concessions and collaborating with other local mining companies.
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