BJD Crushers Limited, the UK-based manufacturer of crushing and size reduction equipment, has recently supplied a major order of its crushing machinery to a new copper mine and smelting plant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The order includes the manufacture of two BJD 24 x 30 Hammermills with 90 kW drives, both running at 40 t/h. The machines will be used for processing copper concentrate from rotary dryers at the Kamoa-Kakula mine in the DRC, IM understands.
Used worldwide in the reduction of friable and fibrous materials, BJD’s Hammermill crushers can be supplied with adjustable breaker plates, produce high reduction ratios and feature capacities of up to 500 t/h, depending on duty, the company says. The whole project at the plant is due for completion in 2024/2025.
The contract, which was awarded following BJD’s successful completion of a similar project for Poland’s largest copper mine, took eight months from the initial order to shipment. It was delivered on schedule and within budget.
Peter Mills, Senior Project Consultant at BJD Crushers, explains: “We were honoured to supply BJD Hammermills to one of the world’s largest copper mining projects following previous success in this sector. The customer envisages a 19 Mt/y production scenario and required industry proven machinery to service this high-grade copper mining operation. The BJD Hammermills will be used to reduce the copper concentrate oversize material to a predicted 2mm particle size.”
BJD Crusher’s experience in the design and manufacture of crushing and size reduction equipment spans more than 80 years and covers a wide variety of applications, it says. Its equipment can be found working successfully in primary, secondary and tertiary applications around the world.