Inalum already has a hydro power plant in Asahan in the country's biggest water fall of Sigura Gura in the Asahan river, the outlet of wster from Lake Toba.
"Internal study has been made . The next step is to name a financial adviser," Inalum Finance Director Oggy A. Kosasih said here on Wednesday.
Oggy said the bond would be issued after completing the process of acquiring a 10.64 percent stake in PT Freeport Indonesia.
PT Freeport, a US company, the operator of a big copper and gold mines in Papua, is to divest part of its shares to Indonesian investors.
Oggy said the fund from the bond sales would be used to finance the construction of steam powered electric plant with a capacity of 2X350 megawatts in Kuala Tanjung.
In addition, Inalum is preparing the construction of a mineral smelter, a smelter grade alumina plant in Mempawah, West Kalimantan and expansion of its KUala Tanjung port .
With the new factory , the aluminum production capacity of Inalum would double to 500,000 tons from 250,000 tons at present per year.
"Inalum , slow but sure would be an aluminum industrial center to supply aluminum for domestic market and for exports," Oggy said.
Earlier Minister for State Enterprises Rini Soemarno she had ordered PT Inalum and PT Aneka Tambang Tbk to acquire stake in PT Freeport Indonesia.
Under the government regulation No.77 of 2014 Freeport was to divest 10.64 percent more of its shares not later than Oct 14 in 2015, and another 10 percent in October 2019.
The government already has a 9.36 percent stake in Freeport.
"We are ready to carry out the duty . The corporate action would come in the way of our long term plan. Entering Freeport nis also in line with the business line of Inalum," Oggy said.
State companies are financially in a position to increase stake in Freeport Indonesia with support from state banks.
Oggy said currently Inalum has US$1 billion in equity, with cash in hand amounting to US$400 million and assets valued at US$1.1 billion. (WDY)