DELEGATES from companies involved in coal, minerals, mining equipment and service companies joined with representatives from government and industry bodies for the fourth annual Sumatra Miner conference and exhibition in late March at Palembang, South Sumatra.

The theme of the conference organised by Mining Media International (MMI), publishers of The ASIA Miner, was the changing face of mining in Sumatra and presenters spoke in depth about coal in the region, as well as infrastructure and other mining activities. It was part of MMI’s Regional Technical Conference (RTC) series.

The two-day event included representatives from the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry and the Investment Coordinating Board. It was sponsored by Coal Augering Services, PT Agincourt Resources and SSAB, and was attended by more than 100. A Coal Club Indonesia networking function was held in conjunction with the event.

Speakers included Agincourt’s president director Tim Duffy who spoke about the company’s project in Sumatra as well as the mining potential of the region. Mineral and Coal Development Program director at the Ministry, Sri Raharjo, emphasised the importance of environmental sustainability in mining operations.

Other speakers addressed issues such as government mining policy, new investment regulations, mineral exploration, developing the region’s coal potential, mine designs, Sumatra logistics, and provision of mine mouth power stations.

Mineral Processing 2017

Another event in MMI’s RTC series will be Mineral Processing 2017 on August 9 and 10 at the Westin Hotel in Jakarta. A similar event was held in 2016 and MMI was encouraged by the level of support as well as the expertise offered by the various speakers.

RTC Mineral Processing 2017 will enable participants to learn about mineral processing technologies and services aimed at improving mining operations.

With a two-day conference and an industry dinner, the 2017 event will bring together government, decision makers, equipment & technology providers to facilitate an interactive learning and business opportunities.

Conference organisers are seeking presenters who can contribute to the development and growth of mineral processing in Indonesia. They welcome presentation submissions for the event along with sponsorship proposals.

Papers in the following categories are encouraged: Case studies of current processing operations in Indonesia; new and innovative processing technologies; financing strategies for mineral processing; equipment financing; investing in processing infrastructure; feeders, crushers and ball mills; separators, densifiers and driers; dewatering, combustion and maintenance; training, equipment and service opportunities in mineral processing; smelting, including building, energy required, air quality, environmental effects, water and water quality, transporting and uses.

Contact Dimas Abdillah ([email protected]) or Niema Lubis ([email protected]) in Indonesia or Lanita Idrus ([email protected]) in Australia. 

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