LABRADOR – Vancouver-based Alderon Iron Ore Corp. has begun ordering long lead time items for its Kami iron project 10 km from Wabush. An order has been placed with Metso Minerals Canada for the supply of an autogenous grinding and ball mills to be delivered in Q4 2014.
Alderon says the AG mill is 11 metres in diameter and 7 metres long with a pinion-driven system and power rating of 15 MW. The ball mill is 6.7 metres in diameter and 12.5 metres long with a 20 MW rating.
The procurement schedule for long lead items is being managed by Worley Parsons that won the EPCM contract.
The $1.27-billion Kami project will have a 30-year life producing concentrate that grades 65.2% Fe at a rate of 8.0 million t/y. A conventional open pit is planned with a mill that includes grinding and screening followed by gravity and magnetic concentration. Start-up is scheduled for Q4 2015. Concentrate will be railed to the port of Step-Iles.
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