Minprovise to provide crusher for Rio’s Silvergrass mine

Western Australia based engineering company Minprovise has secured a contract to supply a primary crusher for Rio Tinto’s Silvergass iron ore mine in the Pilbara.

The GY54-74 primary gyratory crusher will form part of the processing plant supplied in RCR Tomlinson.

Minprovise managing director Graham Townsend said, “We are grateful to again be given the opportunity to contribute to another Western Australian mining project.

“We look forward to repaying RCR and Rio Tinto for their support by delivering a world class product within a significantly reduced timeframe (compared to other recent gyratory crusher installations).”

The GY54-74 primary gyratory crusher assembly will be manufactured by Japan’s EarthTechnica, a subsidiary of Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

The crusher being supplied to Silvergrass is the same model supplied to Rio Tinto’s recently completed Western Turner mine, designed to provide increased throughput, greater reliability and reduced maintenance.

More than 110 Earth Technica crushers have been supplied into Australia including three of the last four primary gyratory crushers into Rio Tinto iron ore operations.