Sunday 8th Dec, 2019

thyssenkrupp wins contract to supply Russian bulk coal terminal

A Russian company has awarded a major supply contract to thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions to equip one of the country’s seaports with a new bulk coal handling system.
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A Russian company has awarded a major supply contract to thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions to equip one of the country’s seaports with a new bulk coal handling system.

thyssenkrupp will supply two ship loaders, stackers, reclaimers and car dumpers, along with one combined stacker-reclaimer, several belt conveyors and auxiliary equipment.

The contract also includes engineering and procurement, as well as services for site erection and commissioning.

The system will form the centrepiece of a new coal export terminal in the port of Lavna, near Murmansk on the western shore of Kola Bay.

Owned by the Russian State Transport Leasing Company, the terminal has a planned capacity of 18 million tonnes of coal per year, significantly increasing the materials handling capabilities of the region.

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It will be completed in two phases, with the first shipments expected to take place in 2020. Around nine million tonnes will be handled on the site during this period, which will then double to 18 million tonnes by 2021.

The project aims to augment regional coal exports and release pressure on existing terminals in the Baltic Sea. It will be connected to the development of the Murmansk Transport Hub, one of Russia’s biggest ongoing transport projects in the north.

Latvian construction company LNK Industries, has partnered with thyssenkrupp to design and construct the conveyor system.

To keep dust emissions at a minimum, all coal transfer points, wagon unloading stations and shiploaders will have dust suppression equipment installed.

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions CEO of Mining Technologies, Torsten Gerlach, said the company is pleased to contribute its expertise in the planning of the coal handling system.

“Together with our partner LNK Industries, we will equip one of the largest ports in Russia with a state-of-the-art port handling facility,” Gerlach said.

“As one of the few full-range suppliers, we can provide our customers with fully integrated solutions that ensure high performance and resource-efficient operation.”