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Careful Unloading of Iron Ore Pellets

March 17, 2020
Schade wagon tippler in Peru
Schade wagon tippler in Peru

At the Baltic Port of Ust-Luga, about 100 km west of St. Petersburg in Russia, export capacity is being expanded further by the port logistics company Ultramar. This first-time customer of Schade Lagertechnik GmbH has ordered equipment for the outdoor stockyard of a new iron ore terminal.

Back in the sales phase, Schade supplied fundamental technical solutions for the outdoor stockyard design. The order comprises a portal reclaimer with a capacity of 2,500 tn/hr and a rail span of 46 m, a rotating stacker at a capacity of 1,800 tn/hr and boom length of 37 m, and a wagon tippler with a capacity of up to 1,800 tn/hr. The Schade supply package also includes two hybrid apron feeders with a capacity of 850 tn/hr each that are being delivered by Aumund Fördertechnik.

The machines are to stack and reclaim iron ore pellets for Lebedinsky GOK, which describes itself as operating the largest plant in Russia and the CIS for the mining and processing of iron ore, and has been a customer of Aumund for many years. The specialized Schade technology guarantees that the iron ore pellets are not damaged during handling. This is achieved by defining a 32-degree tilt for unloading material from the wagons into the bunkers. The boom of the stacker is structured to tip the fragile pellets with a drop of less than 1 m.

Commissioning of the equipment at Ultramar is planned for the end of 2020/beginning of 2021.

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