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BHP awards $250m South Flank contract to Thyssenkrupp

Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has won a contract to deliver the largest rail mounted stackers and reclaimers in the world to BHP’s $4.6 billion South Flank project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

The $250 million contract will see Thyssenkrupp design, supply, construct and commission the large-scale stockyard machines at South Flank, which is being developed by BHP’s Western Australian Iron Ore (WAIO) business to produce first ore in 2021.

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, which, according to Thyssenkrupp, makes them the world’s largest rail mounted stackers and reclaimers.

Thyssenkrupp chief executive officer, mining technologies, Torsten Gerlach said the engineering company would combine its longstanding global expertise in the mining business with local experience on the BHP contract. Read more…

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