SA copper miner to crush it with FLSmidth

FLSmidth has been retained for the supply of the world’s largest gyratory crusher and station for a copper mine in South America.

Though the customer was not disclosed, the supplier said the deal is valued at DKK320 million (US$45.6 million). It is set for delivery this year, and includes the Top Service Gyratory Crusher (TSUV), a semi-mobile station and heavy-duty apron feeder.

“This world’s largest primary gyratory crusher has a handling capacity of more than 12,000 tonnes per hour,” FLsmidth said. “[It] will deliver multiple efficiency benefits to the customer, including continuous crushing and conveying leading to higher throughput and optimised maintainability.”

In addition, the TSUV crusher and station was designed with easily accessible modules for simple, quick maintenance from the top using overhead bridge cranes, It also has whole crusher shells with wear liners changeable as single units to increase equipment uptime and the proprietary, self-aligning main-shaft technology significantly reduces safety risks, assembly times and increases accuracy.

“This order further extends FLSmidth’s market leading position in primary crushers and semi-mobile crusher stations, key components of our in-pit crushing and conveying systems (IPCC),” CEO Mikko Keto said.

The placement of the crusher is also in line with the company’s MissionZero initiative, the goal of which is zero-emission mining by 2030.


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