BMT has supported bulk material handling operations with In Pit Crushing and Conveying (IPCC) system solutions through our capabilities in design, system optimisation and through life asset management. BMT has provided clients with market leading converor and machinery system design solutions for over 45 years.
Client: Rio Tinto Coal Australia
Rio Tinto Clermont Mine in Central Queensland uses an In-Pit Crushing and Conveying System (IPCC) for a major component of its overburden stripping for the mine. The IPCC consists of a fully mobile sizing rig operating in the upper levels of the pit combined with, a ramp conveyor, 2.5km movable pivoting dump conveyor, and a tripper/stacker on the dump. Future development plans to add further trunk conveyors to expand the transport distance of the system.
As initially installed the IPCC system experienced major materials handling issues from early operation, primarily blocking of transfer chutes on the tripper and stacker.
BMT were engaged by Clermont to redesign the transfer chutes to improve the material flow characteristics. The chutes needed to handle a variety of overburden products from hard basalt, to sticky clay materials.
BMT also assisted Clermont with a range of other engineering improvement projects on the IPCC system.
BMT’s work has been a major success for Clermont with a significant reduction in downtime due to chute blockages, and increased output.
¡VAMOS! aspires to enable the provision of a stable and competitive supply of raw materials for Europe by increasing the production of raw materials within the EU with the help of a breakthrough underwater mining system.
BMT designed the port as multi product facility that could handle both import and export of bulk products, livestock export and possibly Ro-Ro traffic.