Innovation towards flexibility on construction projects
by Philippine Resources - August 26, 2021
The new Atlas Copco’s XAS boX range is the result of 10 years of continuous development and addresses the changing needs of our customers. This range, from 400-850 cfm, combines the rugged durability you need with the performance efficiency you deserve. When we focus on efficiency within this range, it’s all about the strategic triangle of size, flow, and fuel efficiency. Excelling in one of these areas is wasted excellence if you cannot provide the other two. Therefore, our promise to our customers is an industry leading range of optimized size-to-flow compressors, which have unparalleled levels of fuel efficiency and autonomy.
The XAS boX range comes with Pressure Adjusted through Cognitive Electronics (PACE) technology. This electronic pressure regulation system brings a wider pressure range to cover more applications. PACE optimizes your compressor’s efficiency, especially at partial load or idle status and is the smart technology that increases your utilization and improves your compressor’s fuel economy.
This range is also designed to withstand the toughest working conditions. With a standard operating temperature range of -10°C to +50°C and a strong undercarriage, the range’s robust nature guarantees reliable operation. The design, controller and modularity put you in control. You will see we have also focused heavily on ease of service to ensure uptime and utilization. This range is all about you!
Huge number of Atlas Copco machines used in Slope Protection projects
Rebtrade International Corporation started its formal operations in 1980 as a trading company for specialty construction chemicals, particularly waterproofing and non-shrink grouts. In 1984, Rebtrade entered a manufacturing licensing agreement with an established Swiss manufacturing conglomerate. The thrust is to provide quality products meeting international standards using majority of its components from locally available sources. This created a major advantage for the company in terms of pricing and delivery, as our competitors sold finished products imported from either USA or Europe.
At present, Rebtrade has more than 50 specialty construction products such as Waterproofing, Waterstops, Fireproofing, Flooring Compounds and Treatments, Adhesives, Non-shrink Grouts, Epoxies, Caulks and Sealants, Concrete Admixtures, Firestops, Carbon Fiber, etc. Rebtrade represents various principal companies from Europe and America and have also exported products to different parts of Asia. The company is constantly evolving as more innovative products are being developed and introduced to the market to cater to all clients in the construction industry. It is now one of the leading manufacturing and trading companies in the country to date.
“Rebtrade International Corporation is one of the pioneers for specialty construction materials, slope protection and road stabilization installation. We started out as a trading company way back in 1980 for specialty construction materials. As we continued to expand and diversify, we needed to find good and reliable suppliers to help in our growth, that’s when we partnered with Atlas Copco. This was more than 8 years ago and to this day, Atlas Copco continues to be our go-to supplier for compressed air supply, among other things”, said Mr. Manuel Syyap, President of Rebtrade International Corporation. “We are happy that we have grown together with Atlas Copco, a company who shares our ideals and our vision. We hope that this partnership will continue in the years to come.”, he added.
Discover the products and services offered by Rebtrade International Corporation via www.rebtrade.com or contact them at email@example.com and +632 584 6070 to 71.
To know more about Atlas Copco’s range of products and services, visit https://www.atlascopco.com/en-ph/construction-equipment or email powertechnique.SEA@atlascopco.com.
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Philippine Resources - June 30, 2021
The first Atlas Copco High-pressure Portable Engine-driven Compressor Y1300 in the Philippine market
Photo Credit: Atlas Copco Philippines - The first Atlas Copco High-pressure Portable Engine-driven Compressor Y1300 in the Philippine market Atlas Copco is an industrial company based in Stockholm, Sweden, with approximately 40,000 employees and customers in more than 180 countries. Atlas Copco is a pioneer in technology and engineering, with expertise relied upon by all industries, all over the world. With market-leading products, solutions, and services help ensure the customers’ reliable operations, optimize their productivity, reduce their costs, lower their CO2-emissions, and help them achieve their own sustainability ambitions. Atlas Copco (Philippines), Inc. (ACPI) is a world-leading provider of industrial productivity solutions. It was established on March 30, 1967 in Metro Manila with more than 50 years presence nationwide. The head office is located at Laguna Technopark, Biñan, Laguna, and have branch offices in Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao, ready to respond around the clock to the customers’ needs. ACPI serves various industries including electronics, semiconductors, construction, cement, agriculture, mining, automotive, food & beverage, and general manufacturing segments. Some of the products include construction equipment, portable compressors, light towers, dewatering pumps, compressed air systems, vacuum pumps, gas equipment sales and rental, industrial tools, and assembly systems. DrillAir range - reliable and efficient power The Atlas Copco DrillAir range of portable engine driven compressor is built scientifically around the principles of pressure and flow. The focus of the range is the relationship between these two variables and for the compressor to find the combination which is right for the application. DrillAir is all about putting the operator in control. Thanks to innovative design and unique performance management solutions, such as Atlas Copco PACE and DrillAirXpert, the new DrillAir Model will deliver better performance in smaller and lighter package applicable to vast industries such as construction, mining, and oil and gas. Y1300 key features and benefits Atlas Copco’s screw element has low energy consumption over a wide range of pressure and flow settings which helps in covering fluctuations without the need to boost fuel injection. Combination of efficient screw compressor, DrillAirXpert and high pressure help to reduce fuel consumption by up to 15%. All Atlas Copco machines are engineered, not assembled. The innovative design that makes the machine results to better performance and smaller package while the top located exhaust system will reduce the potential risk of fire. On top of it, the standardized design makes the management of big fleet easier. The first Atlas Copco High-pressure Portable Engine-driven Compressor Y1300 in the Philippine market The first ever Atlas Copco portable engine driven compressor acquired in the Philippine market was by ABI Interior Hardware, a company based in Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental. ABI Interior Hardware was established in 2001 at Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental with its main office at Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur, initially established in 1997 under the name Alvin Bazaar Incorporated with business focused in hardware and paint industry. In 2002, it diversified its business and opened the Executive Hotel in Ozamiz City, with a clear vision to provide comfort and service to guests at an affordable price. It expanded in 2006 and 2011 when the company acquired a property in Cagayan de Oro City and Cebu City, respectively, and opened the Executive Pension and Food House. It was in 2007 when ABI Interior Hardware ventured into water-well drilling services with nine units of drilling rigs at present. In 2019, with the mission to provide quality industrial, commercial, and residential water-well drilling services as well as pump and well-system repairs to ensure customer satisfaction, ABI Interior Hardware expanded their drilling services with percussion method. It is during this time that the owner, Mr. Mervin Ang, searched for a specific machine that can satisfy their requirements for the pneumatic and hammer drilling applications – a 1300-CFM, 35-bar portable engine-driven compressor. Atlas Copco’s high-pressure portable engine-driven compressor model Y1300 is the perfect candidate for such requirements. In the height of the pandemic situation in the country in 2020, the first ever Y1300 in the Philippine market was delivered to Misamis Occidental with direct support from Mr. Junior Mangatong, Atlas Copco Philippines’ Product Engineer in Mindanao. When asked about why they chose Atlas Copco for their biggest project, Mr. Mervin Ang said, “The Atlas Copco Y1300 really boosted our productivity as we can finish a project within two months, unlike with our previous percussion method that normally takes us six months to finish. The advantages are not only directly correlated to financial savings, but also to customer satisfaction as we can fulfill our commitment and deliver above expectations.” More than the features and benefits the equipment can provide, Mr. Ang also elaborated that the technical expertise and 24-hour service hotline are keys in the decision of choosing Atlas Copco. “Machine has a good performance, easy to operate, has a good protection, and most of all why I chose Atlas Copco is the aftermarket support”, he added. To know more about Atlas Copco’s range of products and services, visit https://www.atlascopco.com/en-ph/construction-equipment or email powertechnique.SEA@atlascopco.com.
Philippine Resources - May 22, 2023
Perfect Match Equipment for Sustainable and Efficient Nickel Mining
Photo: WEDA L110N and QAS 210PD The mining industry comes with various challenges; from scarce resources to uncertainty around commodity prices, miners are always looking at ways to overcome barriers to stay competitive. Nickel mining, for example, is mined from various depths and beneath the surface using large earth-moving equipment, the robustness and toughness of the used pieces of equipment played an important role in effective mining operations. One of the various types of equipment used in mining is the pump. While there are substantial pumps available in the market, not every pump is suitable for a mine setting. Dewatering pumps for example. These mining pumps help to ensure dry working conditions for a mining operation, it also prevents flooding alongside other environmental complications. Another pump required is the slurry pump that is used to transport slurry. The demanding condition in mining makes it important to have robust and high tolerances pumps that ensure minimal chance of failure. Mining also uses large equipment to extract, process, and transport materials. Another substantial piece of equipment for mining is generators, where the right use of suitable generators helps the industry to operate efficiently. Carrascal Nickel Corporation is a large-scale nickel mine located in Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines. The company operates under Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) granted in 2007 and began its commercial operations in 2009. Primarily engaged in the exploration, mining, and exporting of nickel laterite ore, Carrascal Nickel Corporation also believe in Sustainable Development Goal and environmental impact. These beliefs are practiced through various environmental and social development programs, also through their mining operation. Engr. Lester Marqueses The concrete examples are Carrascal Nickel Corporation is using two of Atlas Copco's WEDA L110N 79.9kW electric submersible slurry pump powered by a QAS210PD 200kVQ Prime Power generator on their Cayawyawan bridge site, together with PAS150MF vacuum pump centrifugal pumps on their Pit 2B. “Atlas Copco’s sustainable performance pumps and the less footprint generator helps Carrascal Nickel Corporation in running a more sustainable mining operations. It is also the perfect fit for our requirements.” said Engr Lester Marqueres, the Resident Manager of Carrascal Nickel Corporation. “The innovative products that Atlas Copco offered and the proactive after-sales support, ensures the continuous operation of its partner, making it convenient and efficient for our mining operations.” Engr Lester Marqueres continued. Atlas Copco just recently celebrated its 150 years of innovations. For a century and a half, Atlas Copco has been driving development and delivering breakthrough innovations to customers in many different industries. The Power Technique business area provides air, power and flow solutions through products such as mobile compressors, pumps, light towers, and generators, along with several complementary products. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity across multiple industries, including construction, manufacturing, oil and gas and exploration drilling. To know more about Atlas Copco's range of products and services, visit https://www.atlascopco.com/en-ph/construction-equipment or email powertechnique.SEA@atlascopco.com
Philippine Resources - November 05, 2021
Atlas Mining Net Income reached Php3.48 billion in 9M 2021
Photo credit: Bilyonaryo Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation (“Atlas Mining”) reported net income of Php3.48 billion for the three quarters of 2021 compared to the net income of Php490 million for the same period in 2020. Higher metal prices and the stable production in the three quarters sustained the improvement in net income. Metal prices remained high in the third quarter this year pushing average copper price higher by 60% to $4.22/lb and gold price by 4% to USD1,803/ounce compared to the same period last year. Atlas Mining’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Carmen Copper Corporation, reported higher copper production and shipments in the third quarter compared to the second quarter due to improvements in copper head grades and recovery. Quarter-on-quarter, copper metal produced increased by 11% from 22.80 million lbs to 25.36 million lbs while gold produced increased by 44% from 5,829 ounces to 8,386 ounces. Year-on-year, copper metal production decreased from 81.62 million pounds in 2020 to 64.09 million pounds in 2021, due mainly to the decrease in copper grades by 20% from 0.309% to 0.246% as ore milled in the first quarter was sourced from stockpiles. Gold production decreased year-on-year by 45% from 35,814 ounces to 19,562 ounces due also to lower gold grades from 8.05 grams/dmt to 5.38 grams/dmt. Cash costs decreased by 3% year-on-year from Php7 billion in 2020 to Php6.82 billion in 2021, due to overall lower volumes of shipments and production. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was Php8.02 billion for the three quarters, 31% higher compared to Php6.13 billion in 2020. Core income for the period was Php3.34 billion in 2021 compared to Php1.64 billion in 2020. Atlas Mining continues to strengthen its overall financial position supported by its improving earnings, efficient operations and robust metals market. Article courtesy of the Philippine Stock Exchange
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Philippine Resources - June 10, 2023
DMCI Mining Targets 1.5 Million WMT Nickel Ore Shipment in 2023
Photo Credit: dmcihouse.net DMCI Mining Corporation is targeting to ship 1.5 million wet metric tons (WMT) of nickel ore in 2023, after its subsidiary Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation (ZDMC) was granted an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) in January to produce 2 million WMT of nickel ore. Prior to the ECC issuance, ZDMC was only allowed to extract 1 million WMT. “We have the necessary facilities and mitigating measures to minimize the impact of our operations on the environment. With these in place, we’re targeting to produce anywhere between 1.7 million to 2 million tons of nickel ore this year,” said DMCI Mining president Tulsi Das C. Reyes. From January to March, ZDMC nickel ore production soared by 88 percent from 318,000 WMT to 599,000 WMT, its highest-ever quarterly output. This led to a 16-percent improvement in total inventory, from 154,000 WMT to 178,000 WMT. However, total shipment declined by 21 percent from 620,000 WMT to 487,000 WMT owing to the depletion of the BNC mine and stockpile, cushioned by the double-digit growth of ZDMC shipment. Average selling price increased by 11 percent from USD44 to USD49 owing to higher Zambales shipments of higher-grade nickel ore. Despite the mine and stockpile depletion of Berong, DMCI Mining standalone revenues narrowly declined (-8%) from P1.4 billion to P1.3 billion due to better selling prices while reported net income contracted by 15 percent from P543 million to P463 million.
Philippine Resources - June 10, 2023
DMCI Power to build wind facility in Semirara Island
Leading off-grid electricity generator DMCI Power Corporation (DPC) is set to build a wind power plant in Semirara Island, home of the biggest coal reserve in the Philippines. DPC intends to finalize the wind power capacity in the coming months, with projections ranging from 8 to 12 MW, and operational implementation expected within 12 to 15 months. The project will be funded and undertaken independently by the company. “We are also looking at solar energy to augment the supply in the island, but we are prioritizing wind resource development because it has shown the most promise,” said DPC president Antonino E. Gatdula, Jr. “Current studies suggest that wind power could potentially deliver a 33% plant utilization rate, compared to just 17% for solar. Capital expenditure per megawatt for both wind and solar projects are also roughly the same,” he explained. In a 2001 wind resource study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a United States Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory, it was found that Semirara Island has some of the best wind resources in the Philippines. The wind corridors between Luzon and Panay (including Semirara Islands and extending to the Cuyo Islands) were found to have good-to-excellent wind power density and speed for utility-scale or village power applications. DPC is in the process of validating these wind resource estimates to determine the final location and capacity of its wind project.
Philippine Resources - June 05, 2023
Semirara Mining and Power Corporation eyes Japanese market expansion
Photo credit: Bilyonaryo Integrated energy company Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC) is set to make its second trial shipment to Japan this June, in a bid to reduce its dependency on the Chinese market. The company will export 50,000 metric tons (MT) of Semirara coal to Shikoku Electric Power Corporation for its 700-megawatt coal fired ultra-supercritical power station. “China is still our main foreign buyer but with their industrial output growing slower than expected, we want to develop other Asian markets like Japan,” said SMPC president and COO Maria Cristina C. Gotianun. From January to March, Semirara coal shipments to China plunged by 50 percent from 2.2 million MT to 1.1 million MT, accounting for 72 percent of exports. South Korea was a steady market at 300,000 MT, representing one-fifth of export sales. The rest of the exports went to Japan (5%) and Brunei (3%). SMPC first made a trial shipment to Japan in January 2023, selling 78,410 MT of mid-grade coal to J-Power, a utility company that operates coal, hydroelectric, wind and geothermal power stations. “For 2023, we are targeting to export around 30 percent of our full-year sales target of 15 to 16 million MT,” added Gotianun. In the first quarter, standalone coal revenues sank by 40 percent from P25.7 billion to P15.5 billion mainly due to high base effect of record production, shipments and selling prices. Standalone reported net income slumped by 51 percent from P14.2 billion to P7 billion on topline weakness and slower decline in cash costs.
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