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FAMUR to deliver longwall system to Indonesia’s PT Gerbang Daya Mandiri

FAMUR SA and PT Gerbang Daya Mandiri have, on November 8, signed a contract worth more than €10 million ($11 million) that will see the Poland-based manufacturer deliver a longwall system and complementary equipment to the Indonesian company’s new underground mine.

The contract builds on FAMUR Group’s 2019-2023 strategy to expand globally.

FAMUR is set to deliver a longwall shearer, powered roof support, scraper conveyor and electrical equipment, transport equipment and auxiliary equipment to Indonesia, with the order being implemented in stages and the final delivery date to be within ten-and-a-half months of the contract’s effective date.

Mirosław Bendzera, President of FAMUR SA, said: “Cooperation with PT Gerbang Daya Mandiri in Indonesia is another extremely important contract, fitting into the business objectives set out in the FAMUR strategy for 2019-2023.

“We welcome the fact that Polish technical knowledge may contribute to the increase in the efficiency of coal extraction in another country, while increasing the safety of mine employees. The choice of our offering is also the best evidence that the FAMUR Group effectively has used many years of experience on the global market and unique knowhow to build the ‘Made in Poland’ brand in the world.”

According to Mitsui Matsushima Holdings Co, which has a 30% stake in PT Gerbang Daya Mandiri, the longwall coal mine is expected to reach commercial production in 2021 before hitting capacity of 1 Mt/y of coal in 2023.

The FAMUR Group works with the customers in over 40 countries on five continents and the share of exports in its revenue is around 33%. Recently, the company has secured significant contracts in Kazakhstan and China, but it plans to expand sales to such markets as Australia, USA and Canada in the immediate future.

FAMUR to offer support at PGG Bielszowice underground coal mine

FAMUR recently confirmed it would deliver new powered roof supports to Polska Grupa Górnicza’s (PGG) Bielszowice underground coal mine, in Ruda Śląska, Poland.

The company was rewarded the contract for 177 sets of new powered roof support sections with complete hydraulic controls, as well as a system for pressure monitoring and visualisation in roof support legs, following an open tender process.

Delivery is expected to take place later this year, with the maximum price being PLN 66.89 million ($17.67 million), excluding VAT, FAMUR said.

Poland’s JSW to become majority owner of Kopex shaft sinking business

Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa (JSW), one of Europe’s largest coking coal miners, has signed an agreement to purchase a 95% stake in shaft sinking company Przedsiębiorstwo Budowy Szybów (PBS) from the Kopex Group.

The agreement covering the basic terms of the PLN 205.3 million transaction was signed on July 17 by JSW and Kopex representatives. Kopex was recently acquired by the FAMUR Group, which has a strong relationship with JSW.

Bartosz Bielak, Vice President of Kopex, said the sale had been on the cards since the TDJ Group, the parent compant of FAMUR, agreed to takeover Kopex and restructure the group back in December 2016.

“[The transaction] will allow us to focus on improving the operational model and implementing the new development strategy of the FAMUR Group,” he said (translated from Polish).

PBS’s main business is tied to shaft sinking, but it also offers construction, architectural and engineering services, in addition to rental, installation and repair of machinery and equipment for mining, quarrying and construction.

According to its website, it has carried out 132,300 m of shaft sinking, including 35,000 m in hard coal mines and 67,000m in ore mines.

The transaction is subject to obtaining merger clearance from the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, “release of encumbrances on PBS assets and on the shares to be sold in the transaction,…conclusion of satisfactory agreements with the trade unions of PBS and the two largest trading partners of PBS (Tauron Wydobycie SA and KGHM Polska Miedź SA) in order to confirm the status of the contracts, and obtaining of JSW bondholders’ consent and corporate approvals”.