DAIKEN SARAWAK SDN BHD - MEDIUM DENSITY FIBREBOARD (MDF) PLANT
Daiken Sarawak Sdn. Bhd. was incorporated in February 15, 1994 as a Malaysia and Japanese joint venture company. The existence of this company is in line with Sarawak State Government's Policy for Global Environment concern by adopting an efficient method to reduce the rapid deterioration of its timber resources.
The MDF Factory is situated in Bintulu to coincide with one of the State Government objectives of utilising wood residues as raw materials from other timber mills such as Sawmills and Plywood factories.
These wood residues are transformed into high value-added products (Medium Density Fiberboard) from the factory's advanced and technological Computer Control System, which operates the sophisticated and fully automated machinery.
BINTULU CEMENT PLANT - CLINKER GRINDING PLANT
The Bintulu Cement Plant is the second cement plant in Sarawak constructed by CMS Cement. The first one is the Pending Cement Plant in Kuching.
The construction of the plant is vital to the rapid industrialisation taking place in the state.
The Bintulu Cement Plant situated at the Kidurong Industrial Estate was built at a cost of RM137 million. This plant which is manned by only 40 highly skilled workforce is capable of producing both Ordinary Portland Cement and Portland Blast Furnace Cement. With its annual production capacity of 750,000 MT, the Plant will ensure adequate supply of cement in the Northern Region of Sarawak for the next 10 years.
BINTULU DEEPWATER PORT
This all-weather port started operations on January 1, 1983. It is the first deepwater port in Sarawak and one of the pots in Malaysia equipped with state-of-the-art technology including the Vessel Traffic Managment System (VTMS) and the Vessel Traffic Surveillance (VTS) System.The composition of cargo at Bintulu Port has been changing rapidly in the recent years in accordance with the structural transformation of the economic and industrial development of its hinterland. From a port developed to serve the LNG trade, Bintulu Port has responded to the demands of a growing variety of cargo. The port handles a growing volume of general cargo, liquid bulk, dry bulk and containerised cargo. In 2000, Bintulu Port handled 24.89 million tonnes of cargo. For containerised cargo, Bintulu Port recorded a container throughput of 47,609 TEUs in 2000. The port handled 4,047 vessel calls in 2000.
PALM OIL BULKING INSTALLATION
This project is operated by the Bintulu Edible Oils Sdn. Bhd. It incorporates 28 tanks with a total capacity of 40,250 tonnes. The capacity can be increased as more plantations are opened up in the Bintulu hinterland. The Bulking Installation is connected to the general cargo terminal of the deepwater port by pipes.
PALM OIL REFINERY & FRACTIONATION PLANT
Bintulu Edible Oils Sdn. Bhd. is the first of its kind in Sarawak and was constructed in June 1991 for about RM18 million. In December 2000, following a rstructuring exercise and the merger of edbile oil refining operations of the Group, the current equity structure is PGEO Group Sdn. Bhd. (86%) and Austral Enterprise Berhad (14%)I
The refinery has a daily production capacity of 1,800 mt/day while the fractionation plant has 1250 mt/day. Its is located in Kidurong Industrial Area and operation commenced in July, 1992.
SESCO'S COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT
The RM200 million SESCO plant at present generates 132 megawatts of electricity for domestic, commercial and industrial consumption in Bintulu and other parts of Sarawak.
Built at a cost RM17 million, the factory is owned and operated by Bintulu Adhesive & Chemical Sdn. Bhd.
It produces urea formaldehyde resin, phenol formaldehyde resin and low formaldehyde emission for plywood and chipboard manufacturing. Urea precondensate is also produced for the Asean Bintulu Fertilizer (ABF) Plant.
The setting up of the adhesive factory has proven to be a boom for the ABF plant as well as the timber-processing factories at the wood-based Kemena Industrial Estate (KIE).
PLANTATION & AGROBASED PROJECTS
Following the opening up of land along the Bintulu-Miri Road in the mid 1970s, the Sarawak Land Development Board and Commonwealth Development Corporation had started large-scale plantations within Bintulu Hinterland area, whereby more than 20,000 hectares of oil palm and another 1,000 hectares of cocoa have been developed.
This was followed by the opening up of an other 9,900 hectares by Saremas Sdn. Bhd. and 4,000 hectares by Bintulu Lumber Sdn. Bhd. in the late 1980s both for the development of oil palm estates. The other oil palm plantations include Sarawak Pulp Industries Sdn. Bhd. with a total area of 7,300 hectares and Imbok Enterprise Sdn. Bhd. with an area of 11,400 hectares. Kerasa Sdn. Bhd., being allocated an area of 2,000 hectares, is developing a rattan plantation.
So far, about 57,740 hectares have been cultivated with oil palm, 2,000 hectares with rattan and 815 hectars cultivated with pepper in the Bintulu Hinterland.