thyssenkrupp lands South Flank contract

MESCA MEMBER GOOD NEWS: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia) has been awarded one of the largest fabrication and construction projects the company has ever handled in Western Australia.

Bulk Handling Review is reporting that the contract valued at around $250 million, will see thyssenkrupp design, supply, construct, and commission large-scale stockyard machines for the BHP South Flank iron ore project.

thyssenkrupp will supply two stackers that deposit iron ore into stockyards for loading, and a reclaimer for loading the ore into trains for transport to Port Hedland. The machines will have a capacity of 20,000 tonnes per hour, making them the largest rail mounted stackers and reclaimer in the world.

The design of the machines incorporates the latest Australian design standard requirements, and technology improvements centred on safe construction, operation and maintenance activities.

The South Flank project is targeting first ore in 2021. Generating roughly 80 million tonnes of output per year, it will fully replace production from the existing Yandi mine which is reaching the end of its economic life. The project is expected to create many opportunities for Western Australian suppliers.

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