The Ridges Iron Ore Project
The world`s largest iron ore deposits are to be found in Australia. Thanks to the mobile combination of plants from Kleemann, up to 600 tons of iron ore are processed per hour in the "Ridges Iron Ore Project" in the Kimberley region.
The Ridges Iron Ore Project: more than 67 million tons of iron ore remain untapped in this mine in Western Australia. In repsonse to the rising demand of steel worldwide, it is now being mined at full steam. Since the mine was opened in July 2011, the Kimberley Metals Group (KMG) has extracted up 1.5 million tons of iron ore per year here. The subcontractor SJ Crushing was hired to process the material for the Australian ore producer.
Kimberley region, Australia
0 - 9,5 mm
Daily production output
Up to 13,000 t
22 h a day, 7 days a week
Success through mobility and optimized processes
Precisely that was achieved with the Kleemann machines. In close collaboration with Kleemann experts in Germany, SJ Crushing tailored a solution specifically for the Ridges Iron Ore Project. Together, they decided to employ a mobile jaw crusher of the type MOBICAT MC 125 Z and three mobile cone crushers of type MOBICONE MCO 13 S. The advantage of this solution is that, if the requirements or local conditions change, all units can be relocated without difficulty - a factor of decisive importance in a project such as the Ridges Iron Ore Project.
"We remained in close contact with Wirtgen Australia and Kleemann and worked together as a team. This assured the project`s success within a very short space of time."
Reliable and comprehensive service from the beginning
For over one year now, the Kleemann plants have been running almost round-the-clock in two shifts. Even after production started, the Wirtgen Group provided continuous service including technical support as well as regular training to ensure that production would continue to run smoothly in the future. According to Neil Fitzpatrick, reliable after-sales service was the deciding for awarding the contract to Kleemann.