KPC has Successfully Built Inul Lignite Underpass

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PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) has successfully built intersecion of public road and mine road of Inul Lignite underpass, in the national road Sangatta-Simpang Perdau (STA 27 + 725), Bengalon. It was inaugurated on Monday (11/4) by the National Road Implementation Agency (BBPJN) VII, Banjarmasin.

Inul Lignite underpass was built because KPC mine road intersected with public roads, which is traversed by the general public. The development took seven months from September 2015 until April 2016.

The underpass width is 20 meters and the height is 9.8 meters. The height is designed to accommodate excavators Liebherr R996, which reaches 9.2 meters high. While the bridge for public road crossing was built 30 meters long, with a width of 9.5 meters. The lane is seven meters with sidewalks on both sides of the road, each 1.25 meters.

General Manager of Contract Mining, Armstrong Tobing said Inul Lignite underpass would support KPC’s coal production of 62 million tons in 2016. "Inul Lignite Project is part of a development strategy to achieve KPC’s mining coal production of 62 million tons by 2016," said Armstrong, who was Acting Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Meanwhile, General Manager Mining Development Division (MDD GM), Shane Bennett said, so many accomplishments has been achieved by KPC in the Inul Lignite underpass project. The achievements was in the form of zero accident during the project, the value of savings achieved and the project completion time which was faster than the original plan.

The support from PT WIKA contractor and help from professional civil engineers, mining, geotechnical and safety practitioners of KPC has resulted in the success. ."This is a good example to complete a project with a team of professional, well planning and supervision, and great execution," said Shane.

Besides Inul Lignite, KPC plans to build another underpass, which will be in CH 14000 that is also located in Bengalon. This underpass is KPC's commitment in compliance to East Kalimantan Provincial Regulation number 10 of 2012 and Regulation of the Minister of Public Works No. 20 / PRT / M / 2010 on Guidelines for the Utilization and Use of Roads Section. (*)