Tenova TAKRAF has recently signed a contract for the turnkey supply of a Ship Loader and a Conveyor System with Société Nationale Industrielle et Miniére(SNIM), the state-owned company in Mauritania.

The new ship loader has an iron ore capacity of 12,000t/hour and is part of an ambitious program aiming to the expansion of the company mine in Zouerate. The ore, extracted since 1963, is transported by rail from the Zouerate mine to the Nouadhibou terminal for export.

The loader will be constructed by Tenova TAKRAF Italy and transported to the port, almost fully erected, on a special ship equipped with the necessary hoisting equipment. The conveyor system and ancillary equipment will be built by Tenova TAKRAF Germany.

The contract, which includes civil works in addition to mechanical supplies, it’s expected to be realised in 30 months.