Vale has contracted FLSmidth to provide material handling equipment for Nacala Port in Mozambique. This is FLSmidth’s first major stockyard conveyor order with Vale, and is the largest FLSmidth Roymec order, to date.
Including 15 complete conveyor systems, as well as all mechanical and structural components such as transfer towers, chutes, magnets, belt scales, lubrication system, skirts and supports, this order will provide Vale with greater export facilities for its coal mines in Mozambique, a country rich with coal deposits. All the conveyor belts are 2,100 mm wide and the capacity varies between 4,800 tph and 6,800 tph.
Lorrie Dicks, FLSmidth Business Development Manager for Bulk Material Handling, says, “This is the largest coal project to be undertaken in South Africa, in one of the remotest areas within Mozambique, thus requiring that a total infrastructure be developed to support the mining and plant operation.”
The remoteness of Mozambique’s locale lends certain unique challenges to this project. Rail and export facilities required to move the coal must be created or improved, in addition to bringing adequate power to the plant required for operation. Members of the local community will be hired, trained and educated with the necessary skills in order to bring this ambitious project to fruition.
CONTACT: Lorrie Dicks