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Pelindo II turns to BMT for vital technical support


PT BMT Asia Pacific Indonesia, a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced its latest project with state-owned port operator, Pelindo II. BMT will deliver a technical review of bulk handling operations at Banten Port, located along the Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java.

Technical experts will assess the infrastructure and operations at Banten Port and provide guidance on how Pelindo II can develop the facilities to maximise the economic opportunities. This will include assessments of operational efficiency and the bulk materials handling system (MHS) including the design concept, system, plant selection and associated electrical, mechanical and structural concepts.

Johnny Tjea, President Director of PT BMT Asia Pacific Indonesia comments: "Whilst the rest of the world is feeling the effects of the global financial crisis, Indonesia experienced over 6% GDP growth last year making it one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. The Government has quickly recognised that investment in port infrastructure is a key ingredient to drive economic growth. We are excited to be working with Pelindo II and playing an integral role in an important strategic project."

BMT has over 20 years' experience in helping to assess, develop, optimise and maintain port facilities and has supported several coal mining companies and port operators in the region. This project is instrumental to ensuring that Pelindo II can deliver best in class port operations and reap the economic benefits that exporting bulk materials can bring to the region.

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