Recently, Arif S. Tiammar, senior adviser to PT Wanatiara Persada, said that the company's refinery in Obi Island, North Maluku Province, has progressed 93%, the plant has a production capacity of 260,000 tons, nickel content of 15%. He said the nickel-iron refinery has four processing facilities and the first production line is now in operation, with the subsequent third expected to be operational in 12 months. Operationally, the refinery produces 2 million tons of ore per year. At the same time, the nickel mine at the iron refinery will be supplied by a mine owned by pt wanatiara persada, which has a production and operation mining licence (IUP OP). However, without too many reserves, ARIF said it would enter mining supplies from other mines.
In terms of investment, the railway plant costs up to $600 million. According to PT Wanatiara Persada,'s Aneka Tambang Tbk railway plant aims to become one of three rail plants to operate in 2019.
In addition to the Wanatiara railway plant, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources said the PT Aneka Tambang Tbk (Antam) railway plant in MalukuHamahela will also operate this year, in addition to a commercial plant built by PT KapuaS Prima Citra. As of 2018, ESDM has recorded 20 plants in operation. Of the 20 existing smelting plants, 13 are smelters, two are smelters, two are processed for aluminum, two are iron-metallurgical plants and one is a metallurgical plant. By 2022, the national country of the country, the country state country national country country country country country, the country state country national country country country country country country country country, to 2022. There will also be 40 new plants.