Global mining products and services provider, Industrea Limited (IDL), announced the signing of a contract for the supply of four 55 tonne long wall roof support carriers for sale to China. Industrea wholly owned subsidiary, Industrea Wadam Pty Ltd signed the $7.1m contract forsupply of four 55 tonne C9 powered low emission machines to Inner Mongolia Yitai Coal Company Ltd for use in its Erdos mine in Inner Mongolia.
This is one of the major coal producing areas of China which also includes the Shendong branch of another of Industrea Wadam’s key customers in China, Shenhua Energy Company. The orders for Industrea Mining Equipment (IME) roof support carriers, ensure the ongoing high levels of production at its Thornton facility in New South Wales to meet domestic and international demand for its specialist flameproof and explosion proof underground coal mining equipment.
Industrea’s Managing Director and CEO, Robin Levison, said the contract was a repeat order by Yitai for the 55 tonne C9 powered roof support carrier having purchased 4 of the same units previously. This latest order is already under production and will on delivery bring the total fleet of IME roof support carriers at Yitai to 16 units. This expanded equipment range will continue to provide ongoing service and support revenues for Industrea. “We are also building our service capability in our Shijiazhuang facility to accommodate an expected associated increase in orders for service and refurbishment from our large installed base of IME equipment in China which is now close to 150 machines. Given the very high utilisation rates of equipment in China, the service and refurbishment cycle is much shorter in China than Australia,” said Mr Levison.
Industrea provides highly specialised products and services to the mining industry. Customers throughout the world use Industrea’s products and services to enhance the safety and productivity of their mining operations.