Thyssen Krupp Industrial Solutions has received a contract from Apatit 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.
Essen/Germany – The contract awarded to Thyssen Krupp 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 switch to the new semi-mobile system is expected to lead to a significant decrease in truck haulage in the Kirovsk mine“, said Thomas Jabs, Head of Mining Systems within the Resource Technologies business unit of Thyssen Krupp Industrial Solutions. The subsidiary of the Russian fertilizer producer Phosagro will profit from a higher level of safety during operation
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 m will then transport the crushed material almost four kilometers to the 6,200 ton-per-hour spreader for dumping of overburden.
Systems for for fertilizer production froma a single source
“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”, explains Dr. Sven Müller-Rinke, Managing Director of Thyssen Krupp Industrial Solutions