Guyana’s premier construction company – BK International Inc. is retooling its quarry operations at Teperu/Itabu along the Mazaruni River with purchases of state-of-the-art equipment, including the Surface Drill Rig PowerRoc T35-12 CIF.
The valuable drill will enable its operators to access rock from reserves that could not be easily accessed before acquiring this new drill. In the past, BK Quarry – which is part of the BK Group of Companies production of aggregates and rock materials per month has increased in volume to some 50,000 tons per month – an increase of approximately 60 per cent.
The Hydraulic Top Hammer Drill Rig Atlas (Copco brand and model) PowerRoc T35-12 with cab auto-propelled and track-mounted could drill holes between two and a half inches to four and a half inches maximum, in construction and quarrying application. Its dimensions and tracking force allow for easy transportation plus superb maneuverability on different terrain.
This piece of new equipment for the quarry, touted to be environmentally-friendly, complements a batch of DOOSAN heavy duty machinery with a total value of about US$3 million, which was handed over to BK International Inc. last November 28 by Mr. Van Dijik at Farm supplies Ltd. On the East Bank. The DOOSAN heavy duty equipment included eight excavators, two barges and three off-road high-capacity quarry trucks. These will all facilitate higher production and productivity in the company’s quarry operations.