Grasberg orders a SAG Mill from FPJO to increase milling capacity to 240,000 mt/d. (Photo: FPJO)

FLSmidth reported it won a contract for in-pit crushing and conveying equipment for the upstream section of Polyus’ Blagodatnoye gold mine. Previously, the mine ordered a large package of process equipment from the supplier.

The crushing and conveying equipment order comprises a semimobile crushing station with the TSUV Gyratory Crusher, an apron feeder, and a 1.6-kilometer (km) overland conveyor to transport material to the concentrator. The customized equipment features modular designs and were selected for their ability to perform in harsh conditions, to include temperatures as low as -40° C.

The supplier said the development demonstrates its capability as a full flowsheet provider of productivity-enhancing solutions. “This large IPCC order is a clear show of confidence for our continuous mining technologies and for our market-leading TSUV Gyratory Crusher,” said Branco Lalik, global director, mining systems. “In fact, the new steel structure-based, crushing station, with apron feeder discharge, is just the latest crushing station order in hard rock applications for FLSmidth, proving our successful strategy for flexible, customized design that meets each customer’s unique requirements.”