FAM Stacker Reclaimer Installed at ArcelorMittal Mill

November 30, 2016

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FAM Stacker Reclaimer Installed at ArcelorMittal Mill
The FAM stacker reclaimer at the ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor site. Image courtesy of MC Industrial Inc.

A project to install a new stacker reclaimer at ArcelorMittal’s steel mill site in Burns Harbor, IN was recently completed by St. Louis, MO-based industrial contractor MC Industrial Inc., the contractor announced in a press release Tuesday.

Luxembourg-headquartered ArcelorMittal, one of the world’s largest steel and mining companies, spent $24.4 million to replace the equipment – used to feed iron ore and sinter into two blast furnaces in the company’s ironmaking operations – after another machine experienced an electo-mechanical failure during a 2014 snow storm, reported The Northwest Indiana Times.

“MC Industrial’s technical expertise in Stacker Reclaimers and work history at the ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor site gave our team a solid foundation on this project from the start,” said Phil Radin, project director at MC Industrial, in a statement.

Efforts to install the 1700-tn bulk material machine at ArcelorMittal’s second-largest U.S. facility began in September 2015 after the equipment was received from German material handling solutions manufacturer FAM (Förderanlagen Madgeburg). MC Industrial said the project was completed in June 2016.

“With a fast track pace of the project, an accelerated engineering and fabrication schedule, and material delivery of large modular pieces from China and Germany, MC Industrial led the project with critical planning and engineered lifts in order to meet ArcelorMittal’s schedule goal,” the contractor’s release said. “The engineered lifts were performed during the winter months using 440T and 330T cranes to maximize the crane capacity and successfully construct the machine to align to ArcelorMittal’s existing infrastructure on the jobsite.”

The contractor said that no interruptions to production occurred at the site during the installation of the equipment.

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