Tag: Australia

Large Hitachi dump truck order for Indonesia

Fifty Hitachi EH5000ACII dump trucks are bound for Indonesia, following a large order by mining company Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC). There is already a fleet of 80 Hitachi EH4500 trucks working in KPC mines, as well as 12 EX3600-6 and six EX2500-6 excavators. The new Hitachi fleet is needed to meet the demands of a significant growth in production capacity.

KPC is owned by Bumi Resources, which has its headquarters in Jakarta and mines on the island of Kalimantan – in Sangatta and Bengalon – and two further sites in the south of the island. The company’s mining concession areas (Sangatta and Bengalon) have a current total production capacity of 40.3million tonnes and this is expected to grow to 80million in the next three years. Kalimantan is known for its rich natural resources, including gold and coal, as well as lush areas of rainforest. The mine itself covers 1,961km² and is situated near the coast, where it is well placed to serve its markets.

Northern Ireland company, CDE, increases distribution of washing plants in Australia

Over the past few years, the Northern Ireland company, CDE, has mad rapid progress in developing markets for its range of washing plant and equipment for mines and quarries. They have made significant inroads in to many countries. Despite the economic situation, the company continues to make progress and has just announced the signing of a new dealer for Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia. The washing equipment specialists has appointed 888 Crushing & Screening to their global distributor network and the agreement follows the recent installation of the first M2500 mobile wash plant in Australia.

Located in Perth, 888 Crushing & Screening operate under the management of Henry Neville and Colum Igoe who have extensive experience in the crushing and screening industry. Commenting on the new agreement with CDE Henry said “The addition of the CDE washing equipment range to our portfolio opens up the potential for us to further grow our business and compliments the equipment that we currently offer. Given the extensive research we have done into the market for the premium washing equipment offered by CDE we are confident that the over the next few years we will be able to secure a large slice of the washing market in Australia.”

Komatsu Australia appoints new managing director

The board of directors of Komatsu Australia Pty Ltd has announced the appointment of Sean Taylor as managing director. Mr Taylor, who has been general manager of the company’s construction and utility division for the past seven years, has more…

Thailand: Caterpillar to open facility to produce underground mining machinery

Caterpillar has announced that it plans to open a new manufacturing facility in Thailand.

The company will break ground on the new factory in early 2011, with production scheduled to begin in late 2012. The facility will produce a full range of underground mining articulated trucks and loaders, which are used by Caterpillar customers around the world in hard-rock underground mining applications.

India/Australia – Multi-billion dollar mine contracts for Hochtief

Mine contracts in India and Australia for combined total of EUR 4.16 billion including production at Indian coal mine for period of 22 years.

Via its Group companies, HOCHTIEF subsidiary Leighton secured new mining contracts worth approximately EUR 4.16 billion (AUD 5.66 billion): Thiess as member of a joint venture will develop the Pakri Barwadhi coal mine in India, operate it for a period of 22 years and produce some 300 million tons of coal there.

Over the 22-year contract duration, the project has a volume of EUR 4.04 billion (AUD 5.5 billion) on total. The Leighton Group’s share of this is almost EUR 3.64 billion (AUD 4.95 billion).

Only recently did Leighton Contracts also win a mining contract: The company will undertake coal mining at the Dawson Mine in Australia for a period of two years. The contract is worth nearly EUR 119 million (AUD 159 million).

For the Pakri Barwadhi Mine, Thiess will first build the required infrastructure, including coal processing plants. The company shall subsequently mine coal, remove overburden and operate processing and rail loading facilities. The client is NTPC, India’s largest electricity generator and a Government of India enterprise. The company plans five more coal mines.