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.