BMT subsidiaries in the Asia-Pacific region have been awarded a contract to provide design expertise for an advanced bulk-material handling system for the emerging port of Samalaju in East Malaysia. BMT is a leading international design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy.
Samalaju Port is being developed by Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd as part of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy at an investment of approximately US$550 million. Companies involved in silicon, manganese, aluminium, ferroalloy, phosphate and coke processing have been drawn to the area to benefit from the cheap energy available. As the technical advisor, John Parker and the BMT team will be involved in supporting the Main Contractor, Muhibbah Engineering (M) Bhd, in the design, construction and commissioning of the conveyor systems facilities package for the port development.
Phase 1 of the project includes one pipe conveyor approximately 2,000m long dedicated to handling Alumina, 13 conventional conveyors making up three import systems for a range of materials, three stockyards, three stackers and a control center for the whole plant. BMT will provide technical assistance, auditing of the final design of the plant, and support during the installation and commissioning of all the systems.
Dr. Mark Yong, one of BMT’s Business Development Directors in the Asia-Pacific region commented: “As a native of Sarawak, I’m particularly proud that BMT is involved in this project, a unique combination of BMT’s technical skillsets and value being applied to the economic development of the State. We also view this project as another key milestone in the long-term relationship between BMT and Muhibbah Engineering.”
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