Metso said it will supply what is claimed to be the world’s largest fully mobile, track-mounted crushing plant to the new Altay Polimetall LLP copper mine in Kazakhstan for use as a primary in-pit crushing facility. In addition to the tracked crusher plant, included in the contract—valued at more than €11 million ($13.4 million)—are a large mobile feeding and conveying system to transport crushed copper ore for further processing, along with installation supervision and training. The system is scheduled for delivery in late 2013.
A Metso Lokotrack LT200, weighing almost 400 tons and able to process ore at a rate of 2,500 metric tons per hour (mt/h), is the heart of the installation. The entire mobile system weighs more than 800 mt, but is easily movable when relocation is necessary, according to Metso.
When set up, fragmented copper ore will be fed by a Metso MAF210 mobile apron feeder to the Lokotrack LT200 jaw plant, and then transported by a Nordberg LL16 mobile conveying system and track-mounted stacker to the mine’s main conveyor network. The loading height of the tracked mobile apron feeder is 6 m, with feed hopper volume of 24 m3. The C200 jaw crusher, the largest made by Metso, can handle ore feed lumps up to 1.2 m in size.
The wheel-mounted LL16 mobile conveyor has two conveyor elements, each 42 m long. The track-mounted stacker has a discharge height ranging from 3-10 m. The entire mobile system is electrically powered.
Altay Polimetall, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, will extract copper ore from the new mine at a projected rate of 3 million mt/y, plus gold.
In news at the opposite end of the processing spectrum, FLSmidth said it has received an order worth approximately $90 million from the Moroccan company, OCP Office Chérifien des Phosphates, to supply equipment and technology for a phosphate terminal in Jorf Lasfar, 120 km south of Casablanca.
The order includes delivery of a complete flash drying system for drying dewatered phosphate ore. With a capacity of 31,000 mt/d, it reportedly will be the largest phosphate flash drying system in the world. The scope of supply also includes combustion and pelletizing systems and air pollution controls including a limestone-based flue gas desulphurization system.