Flsmidth has been awarded a contract worth approximately €70m (DKK520m) from Afcons infrastructure, India, which has signed a contract worth approximately $200m with Jordan phosphate mines, Jordan, for a new phosphate rock terminal. The terminal will be located approximately 25km south of Aqaba, Jordan.
The work comprises a land terminal where the phosphate rock is unloaded at the truck unloading facility, suitable for self-tipping or bottom-discharge trucks comprising also tippling platforms for fixed-trailer trucks from where the phosphate rock is conveyed by means of chain conveyors, trough belt conveyors and reversible shuttle belt conveyors with a capacity of 1,800t/hr into the covered bulk flat store with a storage capacity of 240,000t.
From there it is discharged and transported by collecting belt conveyors and overhead two parallel pipe conveyors 1,800t/hr each to a marine terminal with two rail mounted ship loaders having a loading capacity of 2,200 t/hr each.
The scope of supply will include design, engineering, manufacture, supply, transportation of mechanical and electrical equipment to the site, fabrication, erection, testing, commissioning, training of the terminal’s personnel, and performance testing.
“The international demand for phosphate is high and this order highlights the fact that FLSmidth can offer our customers single-source solutions, not only within metal mining but also in various other markets like steel, port facilities, the energy sector, industrial water treatment and in this case, phosphate for fertiliser products,” FLSmidth Group CEO Jørgen Huno Rasmussen comments.
The order will contribute beneficially to FLSmidth’s earnings until the end of 2012.