Transportation route for coal mine

Baramulti Sugih Sentosa runs a mining operation in Kalimantan. Part of the transport chain is a load-out facility in Lok Buntar where 180 foot barges are loaded and a transhipment facility at Sungai Puting where the cargoes of the 180 foot barges are transhipped into 300 foot barges.

Baramulti was seeking opportunities to upgrade their production and transport capacity. A preliminary transport capacity study was conducted to identify the present capacity as well as the bottlenecks in coal transport between the terminals at Lok Buntar and Sungai Putting by barge through Sungai Puting and Sungai Mati. The aim is to handle a capacity of 10 million tonnes per annum (MTPA).

Witteveen+Bos has been providing consultancy services to support Baramulti with its mining operations in South Kalimantan since 2009. To enable coal transport from the mine to the port of Banjarmasin for subsequent onward shipment, a system of channels, berthing facilities and stockpiles was developed. Due to the expected growth in mine output in the years to come, further widening and deepening of these channels is required. Among other things, Witteveen+Bos prepared the detailed design for the berthing facilities and channels as well as the dredging plans and logistical studies. Witteveen+Bos is also supervising the construction works.

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