Friday 18th Sep, 2020

Newmont buys underground gyratory crusher from thyssenkrupp

Roy Hill has awarded thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions a contract to supply an Australia-first primary jaw gyratory crusher for its iron ore mine in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

Newmont Mining Services has awarded thyssenkrupp’s Australian Mining Technologies business unit a contract to supply an underground gyratory crusher for the Tanami Expansion 2 (TE2) project.

Newmont Mining Corporation has mine operations in the Tanami Desert of the Northern Territory of Australia, about 560 kilometres north west of Alice Springs and 940 kilometres west of Darwin.

The TE2 Project aims to expand the current mining operation by accessing the ore at depth to increase production.

The KB 54-67 gyratory crusher is the first gyratory crusher that thyssenkrupp have supplied to Newmont. The company has sold 21 machines into the Australian market.

thyssenkrupp’s mining business CEO Johann Rinnhofer said the company continues to develop its machines through continual research and development and client feedback.

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“This enables us to improve the strength and reliability of our machines which our clients benefit from with machine availability and longevity,” he said.

“thyssenkrupp’s continual design improvements on their primary crushers offers a competitive, robust, and powerful machine able to deliver performance in varying applications. Our crushers have the latest in designs yet maintain simplicity in their delivery for overall ease of use.

“The gyratory crusher will have 450kW of power installed and incorporate our latest design for servicing major components through the top. Serviceability, and confidence in continued operability is what we offer, which is particularly important in underground operations where work crews and space can be limited.”