DAILY NEWS Oct 7, 2007 5:00 PM - 0 comments

BLASTHOLE DRILL - PAMA chooses Reedrill units

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PLANO, Texas - Indonesias largest mining contractor is expanding its already potent drilling capabilities with the purchase of six new TEREX REEDRILL blasthole drills.

The contractor, PT Pamapersada Nusantara (PAMA), will put the six new Terex Reedrill Infinity Series SKF-11.5 rotary blasthole drill rigs to work in several of its mines in eastern and southern Kalimantan. The new drills bring PAMAs total number of Reedrills to 20.

Reedrill designed the SKF-11.5 to fit PAMAs specific needs in the Indonesian coal market, widely considered by industry analysts to be either the worlds first- or second-largest in terms of annual production. In addition to its 11.5-metre, single-pass configuration, the SKF-11.5 also features powerful compressor capabilities and rated pulldown capacity of up to 60,000 pounds. Its durability and reliability are a necessity in a drilling market featuring rough, challenging conditions like Indonesia.

Indonesia is forecasting steady, strong growth in its coal market. Production in Indonesia is expected to reach 180 million tonnes in 2007, with PAMA responsible for approximately one-quarter of that. In 2008, coal production could reach 230 million tonnes.

For more information on Terex Reedrills Infinity Series SKF rotary blasthole drills, visit www.terexmining.com or email sales@terexmining.com.

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