The material handling equipment will be part of Adaro’s expansion of its mining operations and will decrease the average hauling distance of the overburden trucking operations. The contract comprises an out-of-pit overburden crushing and conveying system, consisting of FLSmidth ABON sizers, RAHCO overland conveyors and RAHCO mobile stacking conveyors. The system has a capacity of 12,000 metric tons per hour (mt/h) and an annual overburden volume of 40 million bank cubic meters (bcm). The contractual elements regarding construction, supervision and management, as well as field service, will be supplied by FLSmidth Indonesia.

“Being the first of its kind in Indonesia, the project will act as a catalyst for other potential orders in the region and for our participation in the continued expansion of Adaro’s mining activities, which makes the contract significant for FLSmidth,” said Jørgen Huno Rasmussen, CEO, FLSmidth.

“Adaro has increased its production every year since 1992 and we are now among the top five exporters of thermal coal in the world—and all from just one site. Overburden mining and haulage is one of our biggest challenges,” said Garibaldi Boy Thohir, president director, Adaro Energy.

In 2010, the mine hauled 226 million bcm of overburden, and this year it plans to move more than 290 million bcm.