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FLSmidth awarded order for iron ore crushing plant in India

first_imgFLSmidth has received a contract worth approximately $30 million for the supply of an iron ore crushing plant with a capacity of 1,800 t/h from India’s National Mineral Development Corp (NMDC) for its Kumaraswamy iron ore project, located in the Bellary District, Karnataka in India. This is FLSmidth’s first order for an iron ore crushing plant on turnkey basis in India.The scope of the supply includes design, engineering, manufacture, fabrication, shop testing, packing and transportation to the mine along with electrical-, civil- and structural work as well as erection and commissioning of the plant. The contract comprises the following equipment; one gyratory crusher, one apron feeder, one belt conveyor, two scalping screens and one secondary cone crusher. FLSmidth says it was its “ability to be the customer’s One Source in this project was a decisive factor in awarding the order to FLSmidth – reducing delivery time and optimising equipment performance.”State-owned NMDC is the single largest iron ore producer and exporter in India. The company’s cost of production is competitive with those of the leading iron ore producers in the world and it is continually aiming to lower costs across all operations. Ways in which NMDC can lower its costs of production include the mechanisation of its mines, its focus on continually reducing mining cost and seeking operation efficiency improvements. It presently produces approximately 30 Mt of iron ore from its three fully mechanised mines, all located in India. NMDC is also involved in exploration of a wide range of other minerals.last_img read more