Sandvik delivering crushing and screening solution for SNIM’s F’Derick project

Sandvik Rock Processing has received a major order for the SNIM iron ore mine’s F’Derick project in Mauritania through a partnership with TAKRAF Group, which announced its overall contract for the supply of a complete iron ore crushing, screening, and material handling system, along with a train loading station for the project in January 2023.

Sandvik’s scope of supply covers the crushing and screening equipment – specifically a large CG800i-series primary gyratory crusher, an 800i-series cone crusher, as well as a screen, feeder, and rock breaker system. Sandvik states: “This is a great example of how we are working in cooperation with partners, OEMs, and EPCs. We look forward to a great cooperation and smooth project execution – with the aim to maximise an eco friendly and cost-efficient production process for our customer.”

The F’Derick iron ore deposit, known for its natural richness in haematite, is part of SNIM’s iron ore complex in Mauritania. With current production of approximately 12 Mt/y, SNIM aims to increase this to 18 Mt/y through the development of the F’Derick project, thereby contributing to the country’s iron ore production.

TAKRAF’s overall contract, which includes the elements to be supplied by Sandvik, includes for Lot 1 a primary crushing plant; apron feeder; belt conveyor CV-1; secondary crushing plant with pre-screening; belt conveyor CV-2 and transfer tower TT-1 and required auxiliary systems and accessories. Then Lot 2 includes belt conveyor CV-5; a train loading (loadout) station plus wequired auxiliary systems and accessories.