Mae Moh project in Thailand
The Thai company Italian-Thai Development PLC (ITD) awards ULMA with an order for heavy duty conveyors (HDC) for expansion No. 9 of the Mae Moh mine, the largest in Southeast Asia. The mine is located in the Lampang region, 600km north of Bangkok.
ITD is the most important turnkey construction company in Thailand with experience in all types of projects in Thailand and Asia. The excellent results of ULMA Conveyor Components in previous projects and experience in similar sterile handling facilities in Germany made it possible to win the award for this important project. The conveyors will be delivered during 2019 and the commissioning of the facility is scheduled for 1 May, 2020.
The conveyors have been designed to withstand major load conditions (16,000 tons/hour), belt speeds (5.5 m/s) and the demanding environmental conditions of rain, heat and humidity in the area.
At a time when investments are restricted and project are running behind schedule, the competition and requirements for new contracts are extremely fierce. For this reason, the award for this work is a great challenge and an opportunity for ULMA Conveyor Components to consolidate its expansion and diversification plan, both in the engineering market in general and in this one in particular.