Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Indonesian coal loading terminal and coalloader confirmed

PT Bukit Asam (Persero) Tbk, Indonesia’s state-owned coal mining company, is planning to build an additional coal loading conveyor at the Tarahan coal terminal and a new coal loading terminal in Lampung province. According to CoalSpot, the new terminal and conveyor will be commissioned by 2012.

PT Bukit Asam Transpacific Railway, a joint venture company between PT Bukit Asam, PT Transpacific Railway Infrastructure and China Railway Engineering Corporation, will also build and operate a $1.06 billion railway track to exclusively transport Bukit Asam coal from new coal mines expected to start operation by 2013.

Coal production is expected to increase to 50 Mt/y by 2015 when the new double track railway line is ready to move more cargo from its new and existing coal mines.

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