ABB supplies hoist system
Dannemora Mineral has signed a contract with ABB for the delivery, installation and commissioning of a new hoist system for the Dannemora Mine. The system is one of the key components in the completion of the Dannemora mine and will transport the ore from a depth of almost 600 metres up to the head frame. From there the ore will be transported to the sorting plant on conveyor belts. The capacity is around 500 tonnes per hour and it will be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
"ABB's business unit Mining in Sweden is the most experienced supplier of hoist systems to the mining industry," says Staffan Bennerdt, President and CEO of Dannemora Mineral. "The lead times for this type of equipment are long and we have selected ABB on the basis of their expertise and experience to deliver, install and commission the plant within the tight time frames set for this part of the investment project."
The hoist system is projected for an annual capacity of 3.3 million tonnes of crude ore from the mine. This means the capacity will exceed the production capacity of 2.5 million tonnes of crude ore stated in the feasibility study, and the system is expected to be operational by autumn 2013.
ABB's business unit Mining in Sweden has delivered more than 600 systems to around 30 countries over the years. The contract for the delivery, installation and commissioning is worth about SEK 65 million, while the entire investment for the hoist system, including construction work in the head frame and preparation of the underground areas, amounts to approx. SEK 95 million.