Contractors World

The online digital publication for the construction, demolition, mining and quarrying industries.

  September 2009
 
Buyers Guide
Adjust type size
decrease font size increase font size
previous page   PAGE 30   next page
HOME PAGE 

REPORTS in this issue from:

  • Brazil
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Mongolia
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • UAE
  • United Kingdom

COMMENTS

650 Km of Goby Desert in Mining Trucks for Cat trucks

MONGOLIA
650 Km of Goby Desert in Mining Trucks

Early March, two giant Cat 785C mining trucks reached the boarder of Mongolia after having travelled through the United States, Pacific Ocean and China. This journey of thousands of kilometres has little of an exception. It was the last 650 kilometres that made the delivery of these trucks to the Ukhaakhudag coal mining project site near Tavan Tolgoi in Mongolia so special: driving across the wilds of Goby desert.

Caterpillar%20dealer%20in%20Mongolia,%20assembled%20the%20trucks%20and%20started%20the%20ride%20to%20the%20Ukhaakhudag%20minesUpon arrival to Zamyn-Uud, the primary rail and road border crossing between Mongolia and China, Wagner Asia, the Caterpillar dealer in Mongolia, assembled the trucks and started the ride to the Ukhaakhudag mines.

“We drove across the Goby desert, there’s nothing out there but bare wilderness. There was no other way to deliver these trucks to the mine. It took us in total 48 hours, and we actually camped in a tent the night between the departure and arrival,” says Battur, the Sales Director at Wagner Asia.

But he also says it was not for the personnel of Wagner Asia that this adventure was the most unforgettable: “At one point we drove past a camp of herders. A man came out of one of the Gers - a traditional dwelling of the nomads - and you could tell he was really astonished and even a bit frightened by the massive machines driving by. It’s not everyday you see a 250-tonne mining truck at your backyard!”

remote filling station in the Mongolian desert.jA month later three other trucks followed the first two and more will follow by the end of 2009. The gigantic 785C mining truck has an operating weight of 102 tonnes. It is more than 11 metres long, 5 metres tall and 6 metres wide.

Ukhaakhudag is owned by Energy Resources, Inc., a Mongolian company, that recently signed an operating agreement with Leighton Mining Contractors.

Caterpillar Mining Trucks Contractors World Enquiry Form  

 
 

previous page   PAGE 30   next page
 

CW Contractios World - the digital publication for construction inyustry

Published by
VVV Limited
Content compiled and edited by:
Roger Lindley MCIM

©VVV Ltd 2009 All Rights Reserved
CONTRACTORS WORLD
CML House
7 Bell Mead
Sawbridgeworth
Herts CM21 9ES
UK
Tel: +44 1279 600598
Email:
info@contractorsworld.info
URL:
http://www.contractorsworld.info

Contractors World and the CW Supplements are independent publications. The mention of companies and/or products within the editorial pages or in advertisements does not infer any endorsement by the publisher or editors. All editorial is freely given, without conditions and at the sole discretion of the editor.

Copying, reproduction, decoding or disassembly content or computer code by any means of any part of the publication is prohibited unless prior approval is provided by VVV Ltd in writing and confirmation received of agreement with any terms and conditions applicable.
PDF version may be downloaded for personal use but no content may be used for promotional purposes or copied to web sites.

Contractors World - Eco Friendly publishingBy reading this page you are helping to save trees.

cmldir.com
Online Buyers Guide of Construction, Quarrying & Mining Suppliers.