About Samalaju Industrial Park
Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP) forms one of the five growth nodes that fall under the domain of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) initiative. It focuses on heavy and energy intensive industries which aim to leverage on Sarawak’s attractive long-term renewable energy potential and its strategic proximity to fast growing East Asian markets.
SIP is approximately 61km northeast of Bintulu by road along the Suai-Bakam Coastal Road and can also be accessed from Miri, a city located 150km northeast of Samalaju.
A deep-sea port, Samalaju Port, is being completed and targeted date for full commissioning is 1st April 2017. The Samalaju Port caters to handymax and handysize vessels and is also equipped with facilities to deliver raw materials from incoming cargo vessels direct to a manufacturing plant in SIP via a conveyor belt system against the current practice of using lorries to transport them from Bintulu Port to the plant.
Developments within Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP)
Samalaju is a totally green field site, with all basic infrastructure comprising of roads, water, emergency, health and education services, telecommunications, police and government housing to be established concurrently with private investments.
Pioneer investors have already committed a total investment of RM25.29 billion (as at June 2016) to SIP and of these, six investors are in situ with some operational and others in various stages of construction of their manufacturing plants and other facilities. These six investors are: Sakura JV, Malaysian Phosphate Additives, Pertama Ferroalloys, OM Holdings, Press Metal, Tokuyama and are involved in manganese processing, aluminium smelting and silicone substrate manufacturing.
A constant supply of inexpensive electricity is required for these operators and their energy requirements will be sourced from the Bakun hydroelectric dam. Energy efficiency offered by SCORE will provide these companies with a competitive edge in world markets, with some of the cheapest unit rates in the region. With a further 11 dams planned over the coming years, this will ensure a constant supply of cheap electricity to potential new investors in the park.