TNC Kazchrome JSC contracted SIEMAG TECBERG for the delivery of shaft hoisting systems for the Donskoy mine in the Aktobe region of midwestern Kazakhstan. The order is for a shaft construction project expected to help triple chrome ore mining production.

The scope of the project includes two four-rope Koepe hoists with slide bearings and in tower arrangement, with electric drive power, hydraulic brakes, automation, and signaling technology; eight deflection sheaves; and related equipment and spare parts.

SIEMAG TECBERG said the order was indicative of the viability of its heavy machinery line. “We have once again prevailed against global competitors and especially against emerging manufacturers from China and Russia,” Jürgen Peschke, managing partner, SIEMAG TECBERG Group, said. “The continuous development of product innovations combined with the system integration of mechanics, hydraulics, automation, drive and signaling technology under the same roof is the unique selling point of SIEMAG TECBERG and this has led to the leading market position.”

Kazchrome is owned by the Eurasian Resources Group, based in Luxembourg.

Donskoy is the second-largest chrome mine in the world by reserves. The operation employs 7,500 people.