MINSK, 29 January (BelTA) – The first batch of haul trucks BelAZ 75137 is about to be shipped to India, the press service of the Belarusian automobile engineering company BelAZ told BelTA.
The first batch includes eight trucks. Four trucks have already been sent while another four will be sent on their way to India by the end of January. The vehicles are part of a major contract for the delivery of 77 haul trucks. BelAZ and Coal India Limited signed the contract in October 2019.
According to the source, the Indian market is a promising area for BelAZ to explore. The shipment of haul trucks to the coal quarry Gevra represents the first confident step towards stronger BelAZ presence in India.
A modern maintenance center for BelAZ trucks will be built near the quarry. BelAZ will offer spare parts and maintenance for eight years as part of the contract.
Haul trucks of the 7513 series are popular with mining companies all over the world. The model accounted for 27% of the total number of BelAZ vehicles sold in 2019.
The state-run company Coal India Limited accounts for 81% of coal mining in India and is the world's second largest coal mining company. Over 500 million tonnes of coal is mined in India every year. The Indian government wants 1 billion tonnes of coal mined every year by 2025.
The public joint-stock company (OAO) BelAZ is the managing company of the holding company BelAZ. BelAZ is the world's leading manufacturer of haul trucks and transport equipment for mining industry and civil engineering industry as well as other heavy transport vehicles used in mining industry and civil engineering industry. The company makes the world's largest haul truck with the carrying capacity of 450 tonnes.