KPC selects Volvo fleet in Indonesia

PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) is using a fleet of 73 Volvo machines to extract one of world’s largest coal reserves in a remote part of East Kalimantan in Indonesia
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The fleet includes seven Volvo A35C, 36 A35E and 22 A35F ADTs

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KPC operates the Sangatta coal mine, located in East Kutai Regency. It selected a fleet of machines, including 65 articulated dump trucks (ADTs) and eight crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment dealer Intraco Penta Prima Servis (IPPS).

The fleet includes seven Volvo A35C, 36 A35E and 22 A35F ADTs to transport overburden around the Sangatta site, while some have been modified to transport water or fuel. The eight excavators - five EC210Bs, one EC210BLR and two EC330BLC Primes - are used to strip and load the overburden onto waiting haulers.

IPPS has a team of technicians stationed on-site, offering round-the-clock repairs and maintenance. They are able to monitor the company’s fleet remotely using Volvo CE’s telematics system, CareTrack. This allows fleet managers to run reports on fuel consumption, operational hours and geographical location as well as alerting them to service and maintenance checks.

“The IPPS technicians have done a great job of supporting our machines on site and advising on how to plan for service and maintenance checks, as well as how to maximise fuel efficiency,” explained Untung Tri Hardiayanto, general manager – mining support division at KPC. “The support and guidance we receive has reduced our operational costs and increased the uptime of our equipment.”

CareTrack also allows fleet managers to set location and time boundaries, and if the machine leaves the preset proximity, they are alerted immediately. Volvo excavators can be fitted with an anti-theft tracking system, which can demobilise the machine if necessary.

In locations where there is no mobile reception, Volvo can also fit the machines with a satellite modem that allows data reporting. “It gives us peace of mind to know that we can track our machines across the vast site,” Hardiayanto added.