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Siemens wins its single largest mobile mining order: Kaltim Prima Coal in Indonesia receives an additional 50 Hitachi Trucks with Siemens AC drives


Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Industry, Inc. today announced it has received its biggest mobile mining order from Hitachi Construction Truck Machinery (HCTM) to provide 50 additional EH4500 trucks equipped with Siemens’ unique AC-drive technology to Indonesia-based Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), who already has a fleet of 79 EH4500 trucks operating in its mine.

“Siemens is thrilled with this large order,” said Clive DeSouza, mining trucks business manager, Siemens Industry Solutions division. “With this win, KPC will now have the largest fleet of mining trucks with Siemens drives operating in the world. Our reliable, innovative mining truck drive technology, together with a strong service team on the ground, exceeded the machine availability targets. This was critical to the customer placing a repeat order with Siemens.”

Unlike conventional DC drive technology, AC drives require virtually no maintenance because of its brushless operation. Siemens AC drives also provide higher top speeds and better gradeability.

In addition, the Siemens drive technology incorporates several patented safety features such as anti-rollback, which prevents trucks from rolling back on inclines, and slip-slide control, which helps control skidding in wet weather conditions. Another key attribute is the cruise control feature.

Siemens will also provide a permanent on-site service team to assist with the initial operation and long-term reliability of the machines. The trucks are expected to be fully operational by December 2012. When completed, KPC’s fleet will include 129 Hitachi EH4500 trucks.

KPC is one of the world’s largest thermal producers and exporters of thermal coal, and operates six to 12 individual pits at any time. Its coal production volume was 40.3 million tons in 2009. It is owned by Bumi Resources.

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Siemens Industry, Inc. (SII) is the U.S. affiliate of Siemens’ global Industry Sector business—the world’s leading supplier of production, transportation and building technology solutions. The company’s integrated hardware and software technologies enable comprehensive industry-specific solutions for industrial and infrastructure providers to increase their productivity, sustainability and profitability. The Industry Sector includes six divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and Osram Sylvania. With nearly 204,000 Siemens Industry Sector employees worldwide, the Industry Sector posted a worldwide profit of $4.7 billion on revenues of $47.3 billion in fiscal 2010.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 204,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2010 total sales of approximately €34.9 billion.

The Siemens Industry Solutions Division (Erlangen, Germany) is one of the world’s leading solution and service providers for industrial and infrastructure facilities comprising the business activities of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, Water Technologies and Industrial Technologies. Activities include engineering and installation, operation and service for the entire life cycle. A wide-ranging portfolio of environmental solutions helps industrial companies to use energy, water and equipment efficiently, reduce emissions and comply with environmental guidelines. With around 29,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Solutions posted sales of €6.0 billion in fiscal year 2010.

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