With a population of less than 9,000 people, Batuah is one of the smallest villages in the East Kalimantan province of Indonesia. It is best known for producing livestock — primarily, chickens. However, it is increasingly becoming one of the province’s most lucrative areas for coal mining.
PT Tambang Berkat Karunia (TBK), a local mine owner, is currently working on a coal mining project in Batuah with the help of 10 TA400 articulated haulers from Terex Trucks. “We have the machines working for up to 18 hours a day, removing overburden and transporting it across the soft terrain,” said Bhisma Dian Resnadi, Operation Manager for PT Berkarya Abadi Selalu, a subsidiary of TBK that has been tasked with undertaking the work, which is expected to take approximately five years.