Osborn completes first equipment installation in CIS region

6th July 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi - Creamer Media Online Writer

Mining and quarrying equipment specialist Osborn has completed an export order to Kyrgyzstan, which extends its reach into the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region.

The equipment supplied by Osborn has been installed at the country’s second-largest gold mine, the Jerooy gold project.

Osborn was awarded this significant order by project management firm Pro-Serve Consulting. The company supplied the Jerooy plant with a 42 x 16 Osborn vibrating grizzly feeder, a 30 x 42 Osborn jaw crusher, a 38SBS cone crusher and three D4 900 x 7 500 Osborn apron feeders.

“We are delighted to have partnered with Pro-Serve to supply these high-quality Osborn machines to a new gold mine in a new territory,” says Osborn international sales manager Douglas Mouton.

He notes that this export order to Kyrgyzstan adds impetus to the inroads that Osborn is making into the CIS, where there is growing demand for Osborn’s tough, hard wearing equipment.

Previous export orders that Osborn has secured in the region include supplying an Osborn double-toggle jaw crusher to Kazchrome in Kazakhstan, which is among the world's largest chrome exporters.

Mouton adds that there is vast potential for Osborn's robust, high-quality machines in the CIS territories as many of the machines currently operating in this part of the world are old, and the operations struggle with back-up, service, parts and reliability.

"Our customers need equipment that can withstand the testing operating conditions in these regions. They are very comfortable working with Osborn, as they are aware of our reputation in this specialised market, based on the number of machines that we have operating successfully in Africa and Russia.”

The isolated Jerooy gold mine is situated in a remote location in the mountains in the north of Kyrgyzstan. It is located 60 km from Talas City at between 3 000 m and 3 600 m above sea level, which makes for challenges at this altitude, Mouton points out.

The challenging operating conditions include extreme cold and diverse temperatures ranging from 22 °C in summer to -29 °C in winter.

Osborn’s rugged machines are designed to handle these demands; Osborn’s standard units were supplied for the Jerooy project but are suited for the most demanding mining applications, Mouton highlights.

The company offers a full range of products, including crushers, feeders and screens, as well as crushing and screening plants.

Osborn’s experience and expertise encompasses the full manufacturing process, from concept and installation through to commissioning. The company’s machines continue to operate successfully in the most arduous conditions.