First Ore Milestone at Expansion Project in Guinea

A first ore milestone was reached on schedule, on budget and most importantly safely, at an important bauxite expansion project in Guinea.

TAKRAF announced that, in late Oct 2018, an important first ore milestone was reached on schedule, on budget and most importantly safely, at an important bauxite expansion project in Guinea.

This important expansion project, which aims to increase bauxite exports by 5 mtpa, was awarded to TAKRAF in late 2016 and comprises engineering, procurement and construction of a greenfield railcar unloading and primary crushing station, as well as a secondary crushing station and a brownfield conveyor system.

The railcar unloading system was designed in collaboration with Ashton Bulk Ltd. The scope of supply also included three TAKRAF sizers, with a primary sizer in the pit beneath the tippler and two secondary sizers. These sizers, as well as the apron feeders, were designed and fabricated at Tenova TAKRAF Lauchhammer fabrication facility in Germany.

The important safety milestone of 1,500,000 Lost-Time Injury (LTI) free hours was achieved on site in December 2018.

Frank Hubrich, TAKRAF CEO, stated: “We are extremely proud to be a part of this important project and of our milestone achievements. These only serve to underline the competence and commitment to our clients of our global TAKRAF organization. Whether it be a greenfield or an existing brownfield operation, we work with our clients to ensure that their requirements are met on time, within budget and most importantly, safely!”