Telestack equipment going to Goa

Omagh-based Telestack International has won a £300,000 contract from Fomento Industrial to supply its telescopic conveying equipment to an iron ore mining operation in Goa.

The award, for a tracked conveyor system, follows Telestack’s participation in an Invest Northern Ireland trade mission to India earlier this year.

Telestack will supply machinery for stockpiling and then loading ore onto vessels for transportation to steel plants, particularly in Japan.

The Indian deal is the latest in a series of export orders won by the engineering company in Russia, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Australia. One of its major contracts is to supply tracked sand stockpiling machinery in Libya on a massive water pipeline, dubbed the world’s biggest man-made river project.

Philip Waddell, Telestack’s International Sales Manager, said: ‘India has been a strategic target market for us and the trade mission was a great vehicle to develop distribution networks and contacts. It has a developing mining industry, which offers substantial scope for our range of machinery.

‘Our ability to customise our equipment to suit the client’s specific needs helped us gain the business. The dual purpose mobile conveying system can be used for stockpiling and barge-loading at rates of 1,200 tonnes per hour.’