Jack Wong

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15 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

PMB Tech plans to invest RM300mil to double capacity

KUCHING: PMB Technology Bhd (PMB Tech) is investing about RM300mil in a second phase manufacturing facility to double production capacity of metallic silicon to 72,000 tonnes per annum in Samalaju Industrial Park, Bintulu.

Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd (Press Metal) is PMB Tech’s single largest shareholder with a stake of 27.43%.  Press Metal owns aluminium smelting plants in Samalaju and Mukah with combined annual smelting capacity of 760,000 tonnes and extrusion capacity of 210,000 tonnes per annum.
9 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Sarawak drives digital economy plan with tie-ups

KUCHING: Sarawak is to further drive its digital economy ambition with a series of partnership tie-ups with international digital technology providers.

8 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Sarawak Energy set to export electricity to Sabah by 2022

KUCHING: Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) expects to export electricity to Sabah by 2022 and Brunei Darussalam sooner under the Trans-Borneo Grid project.

28 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Gafung, Bintulu Port in ship bunkering tie-up

KUCHING: Gafung Petroleum (M) Sdn Bhd will provide ship bunkering services under a strategic partnership with Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd (BPHB).

Gafung inked an agreement with BPHB’s unit Bintulu Port Sdn Bhd yesterday to supply fuel to vessels within Bintulu Port’s water limits.
17 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Local suppliers urged not to further raise prices of export logs

KUCHING: Japanese tropical log importers have asked their Malaysian suppliers not to further raise the prices of export logs or risk losing the Japanese market.

According to JLR, Japan has significantly increased the import of hardwood veneer from Malaysia and Indonesia for plywood manufacturing since second half 2018 to supplement the short supply of tropical hardwood logs
11 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

China firm plans RM21bil investment in Sarawak

KUCHING: Beijing Beca Sci-Tech Co Ltd (Beca) plans to invest about US$5bil (RM20.8bil) in an integrated petrochemical complex in Lawas, Sarawak.

10 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

SCIB confident of winning multimillion ringgit bids

KUCHING: Sarawak Consolidated Industries Bhd (SCIB) has bid for contracts to supply industrialised building system (IBS) products to several new multimillion ringgit school and government health clinic projects in Sarawak.

IBS component: Part of the IBS used by SCIB. The IBS component will make up about 15% of the total development cost of the school project.
7 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

South Korea’s OCI raises annual capacity after operations revamp

KUCHING: South Korea’s OCI Co Ltd-owned polycrystaline silicon (Poly-Si) manufacturing facilities in Samalaju Industrial Park, Bintulu has raised its annual capacity by 10,000 tonnes to 27,000 tonnes after revamping operations involving two phases.

4 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Press Metal eyes stake in Indonesian company

KUCHING: Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd (PMetal) plans to acquire a 25% stake in PT Bintan Alumina Indonesia (PT BAI),which is currently constructing a one-million tonne alumina refinery plant in Galang Batang, located in the Riau Islands province of Indonesia.

27 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

KKB increases capex to RM30mil

KUCHING: KKB Engineering Bhd (KKB) has increased its 2019 capital expenditure (capex) to RM30mil, from an earlier approved sum of between RM20mil and RM25mil, in order to invest more in automation and information and communication technology (ICT) at its steel fabrication yard at Jalan Bako here.