02/29/2012 | Editor: Marcel Dröttboom
Three semi-mobile primary crushing systems are to be supplied by Thyssenkrupp Fördertechnik to the new Sentinel mine in Zambia, a copper ore mine operated by Kalumbila Minerals, a subsidiary of First Quantum Minerals. The mine is part of the Trident project launched by the Canadian mining company in the northwest of Zambia in 2011, which also includes the open-pit mines Enterprise and Intrepid.
Vancouver (BC), Canada – Fitted with ThyssenKrupp type KB 63-89 gyratory crushers, the most powerful currently available in this market segment, the systems are capable of handing 3600 tonnes of copper ore per hour. Startup is scheduled for 2013. With a total value of around EUR 40 million, this order is one of the biggest in the history of the Ennigerloh location.
The crushing plants are designed to be relocated as mining progresses. For the relocation of the individual modules, which weigh up to 1200 tonnes, ThyssenKrupp Fördertechnik is supplying a specially designed transport crawler, only once before built in this size.
The use of semi-mobile systems in ore mining has been gaining increasing acceptance for some years because compared with traditional stationary systems they are cheaper to maintain and operate. They also reduce pollution from dust, waste gases and CO2.
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