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Mining, 2015-07-13, 03:52 PM

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions receives contract to supply an entire in-pit crushing and conveying (IPCC) system to Russia

Order worth around €30 million – Significant reduction in operating costs and CO2-emissions

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, the plant engineering and construction specialist of the thyssenkrupp Group, has received a contract from Apatit, a subsidiary of the leading Russian fertilizer producer PhosAgro, to supply a complete in-pit crushing and conveying (IPCC) system for an apatite-nepheline ore mine. The mine is located near the city of Kirovsk on the Kola Peninsula in northern Russia. The order is worth around €30 million.

Dr. Sven Müller-Rinke, Managing Director, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (RUS): “This will be the first in-pit crushing reference based on our technology in Russia and a good example of how our customers benefit from the worldwide integration of our plant technology business, recently also successfully implemented in Russia. For example, now we can offer them systems for the exploitation of raw materials as well as plants for further processing, such as fertilizer production plants, from a single source.”

Thomas Jabs, Head of Mining Systems within the Resource Technologies business unit of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions: “The switch to the new semi-mobile system is expected to lead to a significant decrease in truck haulage in the Kirovsk mine. Thus, our customer will profit not only from a substantial reduction in operating and maintenance costs as well as lower CO2-emissions but also from a higher level of safety during operation.”

The contract awarded to thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions includes engineering, procurement, construction supervision and commissioning of the complete IPCC system to remove overburden and expose phosphate seams. The company will supply a semi-mobile crusher, three belt conveyors and a spreader system with a total capacity of 31 million tons per year. The delivery time for the system amounts to 24 months.

The overburden will be fed directly to a semi-mobile crusher at the edge of the mine and reduced to conveyable size. A curved belt conveyor system with a curve radius of 2,500 meters will then transport the crushed material almost four kilometers to the 6,200 ton-per-hour spreader for dumping of overburden.

A full range of specialist engineering and construction services and a shipbuilding history stretching back centuries are the strengths of the Industrial Solutions business area. High-quality engineering is at the center of our success. Global project management skills, first-class system integration expertise, reliable procurement and supplier management, and a service offering meeting the highest standards form the basis for lasting customer satisfaction. Around 19,000 employees at over 70 locations form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency.

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