Tuesday 26th May, 2020

thyssenkrupp to supply Australia’s largest gyratory crusher

thyssenkrupp has won two contracts to supply equipment to Fortescue Metals Group (FMG)’s Iron Bridge Magnetite Project, including one of the largest gyratory crushers in Australia.

thyssenkrupp has won two contracts to supply equipment to Fortescue Metals Group (FMG)’s Iron Bridge Magnetite Project, including one of the largest gyratory crushers in Australia.

The company was awarded successive contracts to supply two gyratory crushers and a radial stacker for the project.

The Iron Bridge Magnetite Project is a joint venture between FMG Iron Bridge and Steel IB Pty Ltd. It aims to develop a new magnetite mine around 145 kilometres south of Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The KB 63-130 type gyratory crusher is expected to be the largest installed in Australia. The crushers will process raw iron ore material form the pit and transfer it to a receiving conveyor.

The slewing and luffing radial stacker will be used to stack secondary crushed magnetite ore onto a stockpile at the mine.

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“We are proud to be part of this project and excited to install two of thyssenkrupp’s next generation gyratory crushers here in Western Australia,” thyssenkrupp’s mining business CEO Johann Rinnhofer said.

“These high capacity crushers are considered to be the largest and most powerful in the world and are unrivalled when it comes to crushing blasted hard rock and ore.”

The Iron Bridge Magnetite Project aims to deliver 22 million tonnes of high grade 67 per cent FE magnetite concentrate product per year.

The first stage of the project was completed successfully by building and operating a full-scale pilot plant at the North Star mine site.

The second stage of the project will include the construction of a large-scale process plan and port infrastructure to support the production of 22 million wet metric tonnes per year.