FLSmidth has received an order worth approximately INR 1,900m (approximately DKK 200m) from a leading Indian steel producer, Tata Steel, to supply two pipe conveyors for the transportation of six million tonnes per year of iron ore over a distance of around 9km from the steel company’s Khondbond mines to the railway loading point at Joda in the state of Odisha, located on the east coast of India.
The scope of supply includes two pipe conveyors with a total conveying capacity of 1,400 tonnes per hour. The pipe conveyors are 3.6km and 5.3km metres long respectively and will run through challenging terrain and forest land.
In recent years, Tata Steel has increased its focus on safety and corporate social responsibility with special attention to environmentally friendly initiatives, and the company therefore chose FLSmidth’s globally proven pipe conveyor technology for this application. FLSmidth has previously delivered an in-plant pipe conveyor to Tata Steel’s Pellet plant application at their Jamshedpur facility, confirming the advantages of the technology.