ELKO, Nev.—Ram Enterprise is on track to install more than 80 miles of conveyor belting on the Atlas Energy Solutions' Dune Express Project. It is the largest conveyor the company has installed over its 32-year history.
Ram Enterprise provides specialized industrial services, and manufactures and distributes products to the bulk material handling industry, including turnkey general contracting solutions, underground services, process piping, concrete foundations and flat work, structural steel erection, complete conveyor installation and commissioning, coatings and rubber lining, process equipment installation and commissioning, and electrical services.
The company will begin installing 84 miles of conveyor belt for Atlas Energy Solutions' Dune Express project in early 2024. The project is estimated at around $400 million.
The Dune Express will convey sand from the Atlas Energy Solutions sand mine in Kermit, Texas, to the northern Delaware Basin in New Mexico. It is estimated to be operational at the end of 2024. It will reduce the miles driven by frack sand delivery trucks, reducing carbon emissions and saving lives by reducing traffic accidents and enhancing the safety of public roads.
An overland conveyor system, the Dune Express will cover 42 miles in four single conveyor flights. One flight will set a new world record of 16.4 miles without a mid-drive. Ram will utilize six different splicing and flaking yards to splice the Continental Steel Cord belt into continuous lengths of up to 52,000 feet (9.8 miles).