Uralmashplant to create the first domestic crushing and conveying complex

Published date: 24 june 2021

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Uralmashplant JSC (UZTM, part of the UZTM-KARTEX Group) and A.V. Varichev Mikhailovsky GOK JSC (part of Metalloinvest) signed a contract worth 3.9 billion rubles for supply of equipment for the construction of a crushing and conveying complex (DKK-2) - the second stage of one of the largest investment projects in the domestic metallurgical industry. It will become the first Russian facility fully produced domestically; at present DKK in a turnkey format are only supplied by foreign manufacturers.

The crushing and conveyor complex, which is under construction at Mikhailovsky GOK, is a unique facility for the Russian mining industry: the company was the first in Russia to introduce an advanced technology for conveying ore from the open pit that meets international standards. DKK crushes unoxidized ferruginous quartzites in the lower horizons and conveys them to the flank of the open pit.

The first stage of the complex was commissioned last November. Now the enterprise has begun implementation of the second stage of the program – construction of DKK-2 with a capacity of 35 MTPY scheduled to be completed in 2023.

Uralmashplant, the leading Russian supplier of mining equipment, was chosen as the single operator for the supply of equipment and technological solutions for the construction of DKK-2. The agreement on cooperation in this project was signed by the CEO of MC Metalloinvest Nazim Efendiev and CEO of MC UZTM-KARTEX Yan Tsenter last November during the ceremony held to launch the first conveyor.

This June, the companies confirmed their intention: Uralmashplant and Mikhailovsky GOK signed a contract according to which UZTM, in a consortium with other Russian manufacturers, will supply the entire set of necessary process equipment – crushing and handling plant (it will include a primary crusher with a record capacity of 7200 tph), stacker and three different types of conveyors.

“Participation in a project of this scale is a significant event for the entire mechanical engineering industry. For the first time, only Russian suppliers of both components and ready equipment will create a unique crushing and conveying complex – over 100 enterprises will be involved on the whole. We are grateful to Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov and CEO of the holding Nazim Tofikovich Efendiyev: cooperation with the world leader in metal production contributes to the improvement of the competencies of our engineering service, gives us an opportunity to master new segments and allows us to reach a new quality level," said the CEO of UZTM-KARTEX Group Yan Tsenter.