Railcar unloader destined for Pilbara

Metso Minerals is set to supply two twin-cell rotary railcar unloader systems to Pilbara Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG) for its Anderson Point site in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Metso Minerals is set to supply two twin-cell rotary railcar unloader systems to Pilbara Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG) for its Anderson Point site in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

According to Metso Minerals, the order is worth approximately EUR 39 million and it will be included Metso Minerals´ Q3 orders received.

Both systems are expected to arrive at their designated location during 2009.

Each unloader system consists of a train indexer, train locks and a twin—cell rotary railcar unloader.

The order also comprises engineering, design and start-up assistance of the unloader systems.

The unloader systems are capable of unloading trains at a rate of 80 wagons per hour each.

This translates into an unloading rate of approximately 10,800 tonnes per hour per system.

The systems will be in use at Anderson Point to unload the iron ore coming from both FMG’s Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek Mines.

David Bryant

Vice President, Projects and Engineering

Metso Minerals

08 9420 5873

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