Transmin is pleased to announce more success with BHP WA Iron Ore having been awarded around $20m in contracts for the South Flank project in Western Australia’s Pilbara.
Three packages have been awarded to Transmin for the design and supply of equipment for two sections of the new plant, ‘Inflow’ and ‘OHP’ (Ore Handling Plant) comprising of two heavy duty Transmin ‘BoomerHD’ Rock Breakers complete with Transmin’s advanced automation system, RockLogic, 15 hydraulically operated Bin Isolation Gates of various sizes and five Transmin Low Profile Feeders (LPF).
Transmin has previously supplied similar equipment to BHP across various parts of its business. But what is new and exciting in this project is the selection of five, Transmin LPF’s each 4.0m in width, to feed ore at 4000tph and including product scalping screens in the OHP. Transmin’s innovative LPF technology is unique in it’s ability to utilise a 4.0m wide belt, meaning material can be presented to the scalping screens at a width closer to the deck width, therefore maximising screening efficiency.
As part of the South Flank Project works at mining Area C, Transmin also recently supplied a similar LPF in a Reclaim Hopper configuration, to handle 2,500tph. The Reclaim Hopper is loaded by WA1200 loaders, some of the largest in the Pilbara.
Transmin’s Director of Capital Sales & Business Development, Phil Gilbert said, “We worked very closely with BHP WA Iron Ore during the initial concept phase to develop a solution. The width capability being the major factor in selecting Transmin’s LPF technology, along with the LPF saving significant overall height in the plant, compared to conventional apron or belt feeders. We believe this new application has the potential to become a game changer in the industry for high capacity screen feeding applications.”
The equipment for all of the packages is designed in Western Australia, the bulk will also be manufactured locally and final assembly will be undertaken at Transmin’s Malaga facility during the latter half of 2019. Due to the amount of equipment involved, delivery to site will be progressive over a number of weeks.
Phil added, “The projects delivery team is underway, having been strengthened considerably in recent months by the addition of more staff. We have been fortunate to attract some very high calibre personnel in the areas of engineering management, project management, mechanical engineering, project administration and aftermarket services which puts Transmin in a very good position for this project and others in the pipeline.”
Transmin, formed in 1987, is a solely owned Western Australian private company with headquarters in Perth, offices and agents in Brisbane, Brasil, and Canada.