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Iron ore producer gets new railcar dumper facility

Following an international tender, Metso and the industrial service provider Ferrostaal Industrieanlagen GmbH, Germany (Ferrostaal) have been awarded a joint contract to build a railcar dumper facility for the iron ore producer...


Following an international tender, Metso and the industrial service provider Ferrostaal Industrieanlagen GmbH, Germany (Ferrostaal) have been awarded a joint contract to build a railcar dumper facility for the iron ore producer Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière (SNIM) in the harbour of Nouadhibou, Mauritania.

The company’s plan is to boost its annual iron ore production capacity up to 40 million tons in 2025 through the start-up of a new iron ore plant GUELB II in mid-2014. 

Metso  and Ferrostaal will deliver the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the new railcar dumper. The delivery also includes an automatic positioner to move the loaded wagons into the dumper and also an automatic extractor to remove the unloaded wagons. 

This new system will boost the facilities’ throughput capacity up to 6,000 tons per hour. The new railcar dumper facility will be operational in 2015


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