Metso is to supply a complete aggregate processing plant for Insee Aggregates’ Suphanburi Quarry in Thailand.
The delivery covers all crushing and screening equipment, electrical plant design, automation software and hardware.
The Suphanburi Quarry is owned and operated by Insee Aggregates, a part of Siam City Cement Company, Thailand’s second-largest cement producer. On completion, the plant will be the most modern processing plant in Thailand for the production of high-quality aggregates, with an estimated production capacity of 2 million tons per year. The in-the-pit mining and crushing and screening plant will be located northwest of Bangkok. The new plant is expected to start production in 2018.
The total value of the contract is not disclosed. Metso has already booked the order in the last quarter of 2016.
“Siam City Cement entered the quarrying business over 10 years ago with a vision to be Thailand’s premium, high-performance aggregate supplier,” Craig Bickley, chief executive, Siam City Concrete says.
“The Suphanburi Quarry is a highly strategic operation, providing aggregates to the Bangkok market. While the expansion objective of this project was to double the existing crushing capacity via the construction of a new line, it was of utmost importance that quality and production performance was never compromised.
“Our target was to build a world-class plant with sustainable processing operations, using the most advanced equipment and processes available. In summary, we wanted a low-cost/high-productivity, environmentally responsible operation,” he says.
Metso’s delivery covers the crushing and screening plant, including 5 crushers, 5 vibrating screens, plant and overland conveyors, steel structures and chuteworks, ancillary equipment, electrical and automation, as well as related services, such as installation, start-up, commissioning and technical direction.