Indonesia's largest coal mine buys Aussie fuel system

AUSTRALIAN company Banlaw has signed a $A2.7 million contract with Indonesian mining company Kaltim Prima Coal to install its fuel management system at Indonesia’s largest mine.
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Banlaw's FuelTrack system.

Angie Tomlinson

The Australian designed and built FuelTrack system will be installed at Sangatta Mine in East Kalimantan to help track and cut the mine’s fuel usage.

More than 2000 units of heavy equipment work on the site with fuel usage currently at 425 million litres per annum. The amount of heavy equipment is expected to grow by 500 in the next three years, with a corresponding fuel usage of 750 million litres per annum.

Installation of the system, which will be carried out in partnership with Indonesian company PT Fluidcon Jaya, will begin in October and will take four months.

Banlaw said there was potential for the project to be extended to the mining company’s five other coal mines in Indonesia and India.

FuelTrack can monitor and analyse the fuel use of every vehicle at each minesite and assists with fuel security, environmental compliance, stock reconciliation, maintenance scheduling, calculating burn rates and streamlining fuel ordering.

Banlaw managing director Bill Clifton said the FuelTrack system was chosen by KPC after five years of investigation. He said soaring global fuel prices were making it critical for businesses to control and reduce fuel costs.

In the past 12 months sales have doubled and Banlaw has grown from 38 to 50 employees.

Banlaw also supplies hydrocarbon management services to other major mining companies including Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals Group, Anglo Coal and Xstrata.

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