A subsidiary of the Sinarmas Group was developing a coal mine. Royal HaskoningDHV provided a review and suggestions for improvements to the full logistical cycle from Pit to Port, including a conceptual design of the river port for coal export.

The Challenge

PT. Tanjung Belit Bara Utama (PT. TBBU), under PT. Golden Energy Mines (GEM) (Subsidiary Sinarmas Group), was developing a coal mine, hauling roads and a river port including a coal stockyard, export jetty and coal handling equipment. Although construction of the river port was already well underway, PT. TBBU has decided to revisit the overall Logistics Scheme for the coal export from mine to seagoing vessel, in order to come to an optimised solution for the longer term. 

Our Solution

Royal HaskoningDHV has provided a review and suggestions for improvements to the full logistical cycle from Pit to Port. Financial and logistical consequences for 3 options for the full logistic chain were presented to the Client inclusive of a risk assessment. A conceptual design based on an optimised lay-out of the coal export facility for two phases was provided to the Client.

The Outcome

After a survey of the complete logistical chain from the mine to the port, spanning more than 300km of hauling road, 150km of waterways and visits along the Batang Hari River, an optimum logistical scheme was proposed. The river is optimally used for export, combined with a hauling road from the mine to the port. The financial evaluation showed that barging is financially interesting as an alternative for trucking, however, from a reliability point of view, the Batang Hari River cannot guarantee full year operations due to depth restrictions. 

The Client continued with construction of the hauling road, bridges and prepared for the improvement measures in the river port as proposed by Royal HaskoningDHV.


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Joost Lansen

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