TAKRAF has reported on the recent start-up of Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG)’s Bauxite Production Expansion project in Kamsar, Guinea.
The first ore milestone at the project, which sought to increase production from 13.5 to 18.5 Mt/y, was reached on schedule, on budget and, most importantly, safely, at the end of last year.
TAKRAF, in late 2016, was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract worth around €100 million ($113 million) for a greenfield railcar unloading and primary crushing station, as well as a secondary crushing station and a brownfield conveyor system. The railcar unloading system was designed in collaboration with Ashton Bulk.
The scope of supply included three TAKRAF sizers, with a primary sizer in the pit beneath the tippler and two secondary sizers. These sizers, as well as the apron feeders, were designed and fabricated at Tenova TAKRAF’s Lauchhammer fabrication facility in Germany.
An important safety milestone of 1.5 million lost-time-injury-free hours was achieved on site in December 2018, according to TAKRAF.
Frank Hubrich, TAKRAF CEO, said: “We are extremely proud to be a part of this important project and of our milestone achievements. These only serve to underline the competence and commitment to our clients of our global TAKRAF organisation.
“Whether it be a greenfield or an existing brownfield operation, we work with our clients to ensure that their requirements are met on time, within budget and most importantly, safely.”
Fluor Corp acted as the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services contractor on the project, responsible for the expansion of the mine infrastructure, rail system, port facility and processing plant infrastructure and utilities.