An 8 mtpa iron ore processing plant for one of the world’s largest steel manufacturers and suppliers of steel products achieved the successful completion of the Integrated Cold Test (ICT). Hot commissioning and production ramp up are currently underway.
The project, awarded on an EPC basis, covers engineering, procurement, supply of process equipment, inspection, transportation, supervision of erection, testing and commissioning of the plant.
Designed to produce both lumps and fines from run-of-mine iron ore, the plant comprises:
- primary crushing;
- secondary and tertiary crushing;
- scrubbing and screening;
- natural fines processing; and
- final stacking and transfer sections.
The primary crushing section includes a primary gyratory crusher, from which coarse ore is conveyed to a stockpile with a rated throughput capacity of 1,600 t/h. Downstream sections from primary crushing comprise major process equipment such as:
- secondary and tertiary cone crushers;
- drum scrubbers;
- sizing and dewatering vibrating screens;
- de-sliming cyclones; and
- slewing and luffing stackers for iron ore lump or fines stacking.
A TAKRAF bucket-wheel reclaimer is provided for product transfer, as well as a DELKOR tailings thickener with the tailings slurry pumped to a slimes pond.
Jimmy Vazhappily, DELKOR India Manager: Planning, had this to say upon successful ICT completion, “The DELKOR team has worked closely with the client and we expect the plant to be commissioned shortly. It’s thanks to a dedicated team together with a supportive client that have all worked together in making this project a success. We look forward to final commissioning and this plant delivering upon its design promise, proof that it pays to talk to a specialist!”
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