World’s biggest mobile crushing plant sold by Metso to Kazakhstan
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
The fully mobile combination of tracked mobile apron feeder and world's biggest mobile jaw plant follows the open pit copper mine face during ore extracting
Metso will supply world’s biggest fully mobile, track-mounted crushing plant to Altay Polimetally copper mine in Kazakhstan.
The contract also includes large mobile feeding and conveying systems to move the crushed copper ore for further processing, and installation supervision and training. The complete value of the order exceeds €11 million.
“We can judge the Altay Polimetally as a significant contract of an interesting, growing market area. Today, open pit mines are studying globally the possibility to save costs and environment at primary crushing and conveying stages by decreasing on-site ore trucking. With Metso’s large scale, fully mobile equipment, we can well meet this customer demand,” sayss Jorma Kempas, business manager, in-pit crushing solutions from Metso.
The giant mobile jaw plant will be used at primary crushing stage at Altay Polimetally’s new open pit mine, situated in the Karagandy region. Metso’s mobile crushing equipment to Kazakhstan will be delivered within the last quarter of 2013.
The Lokotrack LT200, weighing almost 400tonnes and the biggest ever built, is the key part of the system. The unit processes copper ore with a nominal capacity of 2,500tonnes/hour. The complete mobile system weighs over 800tonnes, though can be moved easily along the mine face.
To withstand the harsh climate conditions during the winter, the whole mobile system is electrically driven. The operational temperatures at the mine site vary from +35°C to -35°C.
At the new open pit mine, the blasted copper ore is fed using Metso’s MAF210 mobile apron feeder to Lokotrack LT200 jaw plant, and then conveyed using Nordberg LL16 mobile conveying system, and track-mounted stacker to the mine’s conveyor network.
The loading height of the tracked mobile apron feeder is 6m and it has a feed hopper volume of 24m³. The LT200 jaw plant, equipped with Metso’s biggest C200 jaw crusher, can crush ore feed lumps up to 1.2m in size.
The wheel-mounted LL16 mobile conveyor has two conveyor elements, each 42m long. The track-mounted stacker has a discharge height between 3-10m.
Altay Polimetally, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, will extract at the new mine copper ore including gold. The planned ore extraction will be 3 million tonsnes/year, and including host rock 10 million tonnes.