Techenomics secures major KPC contract
Techenomics International has secured a major three-year contract with PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) which will see its Indonesian division PT Tekenomiks Indonesia carry out fuel survey and analysis services at KPC’s coal operations in East Kalimantan. KPC operates the massive Sangatta mine which boasts one of the world’s largest thermal coal reserves.
KPC owns mining concession areas spanning more than 90 hectares in East Kutai Regency and up to 12 open pits can be in operation at any one time.
Techenomics’ CEO Chris Adsett says the contract will see PT Tekenomiks Indonesia analysing diesel fuel samples from KPC’s barges, conducting tests of Fame samples from the barges, analysing blended fuel and carrying out quality analysis from tank storages.
He says methods for testing and analysis will adhere to industry-best standards and procedures. Among the factors to be tested are ash content, carbon residue, copper strip corrosion, distillation recovery, sediment, density, sulphur, acid numbers, flash point, viscosity, water content and cleanliness.
Samples from the KPC operations will be sent to PT Tekenomiks’ laboratories in Sangatta and Balikpapan where the testing will be carried out. Commencement date of the contract is June 1, 2015 and the contract is due to conclude on May 31, 2018.
The KPC contract follows the recent awarding of a major two-year contract to Techenomics by PT Thiess Contractors Indonesia which will see PT Tekonomiks Indonesia carry out oil analysis for all Thiess and Leighton Asia mining projects in Indonesia. This contract includes the KPC operations for which Thiess Indonesia is the mining contractor.
Chris Adsett says the latest Indonesian contract is further indication that the independent oil analysis and fluid management services offered by Techenomics’ are important factors in maintaining and boosting productivity during difficult times for the global mining industry.
“The independent, state-of-the-art expertise Techenomics brings to the table enables companies to stay ahead of the competition simply by analysing oil and managing fluids. As part of a regular maintenance program, this process identifies issues with equipment, vehicles and plant before they occur, thereby reducing downtime and resulting in cost savings.”
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