KPC Sangatta (18 months on)

PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) is a world class producer of high coal thermal with one of the world’s largest open pit mining operations. Located in north-easter Kalimantan, Indonesia in 2010 production was 35.7 million tonnes. KPC commissioned the largest Banlaw installation to date with over 50 Banlaw FuelTrack™ depot consoles on one site in October 2009. Banlaw’s patented Banlaw FuelTrack™ Auto ID system is successfully installed on and tracking over 2000 mine vehicles including heavy, light and contractor vehicles. Fuel accountability is consistent at 99.98% of their 630 million litres per year, or 1.7 million litres a day.

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KPC and Atlas Copco Nusantara (5 years on)

An effective partnership between Banlaw, mining giant KPC and its distributor Atlas Copco Nusantara has been central to the highly successful implementation of an integrated fuel management system at one of the world’s largest open pit mining operations in Sangatta, Indonesia. Five years on, Banlaw’s fuel management system is performing extremely well, saving KPC time and money. The good news is there are still more benefits being realised.

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Why Banlaw

Our global client list is a reflection of our effective, lasting products and our commitment to great customer service. We are the pioneers of Unified Fuel Management: we provide a fully integrated approach from fuel management hardware and software through to asset management, project consulting and training. Unified Fuel Management delivers productivity, reconciliation and cost reductions like no competing solution.

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How Banlaw has helped Indonesia’s premier coal mine

International Mining magazine visited the Kaltim Prima Coal mining complex in Indonesia in late 2015, to see how such a large operation manages its huge fleet of machines over an extensive area. Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) is the world’s largest single producer and exporter of thermal coal, as well as largest single coal mining complex in Asia. ‘Back in 2008 the fuel accounting system at KPC was still highly manual, yet local teams were expected to manage inwards deliveries of some 3 million litres of diesel, which were arriving by barge every couple of days. This product was being hauled 16 km by tanker trucks and pipeline to the ROM storage area. From the ROM area, the diesel was used to fill haul trucks and large service trucks which would operate at refuelling locations within the pit. Pretty much everything was hand written, while contractors on the site also had to acquire the fuel they needed via a paper-based system. These factors caused significant difficulty in terms of reconciling around 1.6 million litres per day.

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