Metso delivers crushing and screening plant to Gécamines in Senegal
A Finnish industrial company serving mining and aggregates sectors, amongst other industries, Metso has been working with Gécamines, a subsidiary of the Vicat group, in West Africa, on the delivery of a second complete crushing and screening plant in in Senegal. The order was booked at the end of fourth quarter 2015. It includes the full-engineered design and supply of primary and secondary crushing and screening stations with new crushers and screens. Metso has also been integrating the reuse of existing equipment such as tertiary crushers, a secondary screen and conveyors.
Along with the process design and full engineering of the plant, Metso's delivery includes a C125 jaw crusher, an HP300 cone crusher and the retrofitting of two HP200 crushers for the tertiary station to produce 250t/h of aggregate for the local markets.
This plant design follows French regulations and norms for the quarry industry stressing the importance of dust suppression systems. It is the second contract that Gécamines awarded to Metso. The previous order in 2011 included the process design for a full crushing and screening plant producing 600t/h for the aggregate industry.
Previously, Metso had introduced the world's largest cone crusher, the MP2500, to respond to calls wihin the mining industry for increased efficiency. The MP2500 cone crusher was selected for by First Quantum Minerals Ltd for the Sentinel Mine in Zambia because it can process large volumes of rock as single machine. It saves costs as fewer crushers and related infrastructure and maintenance are required.