Suphanburi Quarry in Thailand goes high-tech with a complete aggregate processing plant from Metso
Insee Aggregates has selected Metso to supply a full-scope, state-of-the-art quarry processing plant for the Suphanburi Quarry in Thailand. The delivery covers all the advanced crushing and screening equipment, full electrical plant design, automation software and hardware, as well as related services and sustainable optimization.
The Suphanburi Quarry is owned and operated by Insee Aggregates, a part of Siam City Cement Company, Thailand’s second-largest cement producer.
After its completion, the plant will be the most modern processing plant in Thailand for the production of high-quality aggregates, with an estimated production capacity of 2 million tons per year.
The in-the-pit mining and crushing and screening plant will be located northwest of Bangkok. The new plant is expected to start production in 2018.
High productivity and sustainable processing
“Siam City Cement entered the quarrying business over 10 years ago with a vision to be Thailand’s premium, high-performance aggregate supplier. The Suphanburi Quarry is a highly strategic operation, providing aggregates to the Bangkok market. While the expansion objective of this project was to double the existing crushing capacity via the construction of a new line, it was of utmost importance that quality and production performance was never compromised. Our target was to build a world-class plant with sustainable processing operations, using the most advanced equipment and processes available. In summary, we wanted a low-cost/high-productivity, environmentally responsible operation,” says Mr. Craig Bickley, CEO Siam City Concrete (SCCO).
“Metso’s approach to this design and construct project was to invest considerable time, effort and resources to ensure they had fully understood and captured our requirements and needs, and then to advance our thinking in new and innovative ways. We were impressed with Metso’s industry-leading, energy-saving solutions and sustainable optimization services. Achieving our ambitious vision was only going to be possible with the participation of an advanced, reliable and proven international partner. This, combined with a strong local presence and knowledge, was the compelling reason we selected Metso,” he continues. “We are very proud to be the supplier and partner of Insee for this unique project. We have a track record of delivering what we promise, and we have the project management capabilities and the process know-how to execute projects with many sources of supply to meet the customer’s demanding time frame,” says Campbell Johnston, Director, Systems Sales Aggregates Business Line, Minerals Capital business area at Metso.
Metso’s delivery covers the crushing and screening plant, including 5 crushers, 5 vibrating screens, plant and overland conveyors, steel structures and chuteworks, ancillary equipment, electrical and automation, as well as related services, such as installation, start-up, commissioning and technical direction.
Insee Aggregates, part of Siam City Cement Company, was founded in 1969. Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, Insee Aggregates is listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. The company is the second-largest cement producer in the Kingdom and has divisions in cement, concrete, autoclaved aerated concrete, waste management service and composite building materials.
Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. They help customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using their unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together. Their products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centres and about 6,000 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.