Buoyed by recent success, mining equipment supplier TAKRAF Group joined MINExpo 2021 eager to discuss the future of the global mining industry, as renewed interest spurs investment in the Americas and elsewhere.
TAKRAF Group’s engineering and service experts from across the continent engaged with attendees regarding challenges faced by the modern mining sector.
The group has three major projects ongoing or recently concluded in the Americas – two in the US and one in Mexico. Each project, TAKRAF said, leverages the group’s global expertise in engineering solutions for greenfield and brownfield developments, as well as in providing design, design/supply and turnkey execution strategies.
In the US, and despite the constraints of Covid-19, TAKRAF designed and supplied a materials handling system for a greenfield hot-briquetted iron (HBI) plant, which started production in the fourth quarter of last year. The second US-based project concerned the development of the materials handling infrastructure required to relocate a semi- mobile in-pit crusher for a large copper mine.
“The scope of this recently commissioned fast-tracked project included the design of a new belt feeder, two new overland conveyors that joined the repositioned crushing station with the existing conveyor system, and supply of a maintenance cart,” explained TAKRAF sales and business development director Eric Jackson.
It is the third in a series of relocations that the group has provided the same client, alongside various other support services, over the past two decades.
Lastly, notwithstanding further Covid-related challenges, TAKRAF is in the process of providing a turnkey solution to a customer in Mexico involving a 6 000 t/h rail-mounted stacker and the disassembly and/or removal of the old machine.
These and various other global projects –such as gearless drives at Chuquicamata in Chile, a large in-pit crushing and conveying installation in Russia, a large materials handling project in Canada, wagon unloading station and materials handling system in Guinea, a 19-km overland conveyor system for Utkal in India, and a large integrated stockyard handling and shiploading system for a major Russian port – were presented during MINExpo, alongside technical innovations such as TAKRAF’s XTREME class sizers.