The main goal of the equipment relocation to the new mining site was to ensure the continuous supply of raw lignite from the opencast mine in Profen to the power plants of Schkopau and other users.
FAM GmbH plans, designs and manufactures turnkey equipment for the mining, construction and chemicals industries.
Our solutions are developed to extract, produce, load and store bulk materials across a wide range of applications.
Bulk materials handling solution for the mining sector
FAM delivers core systems for bulk handling plants in an array of industrial sectors, including mining, power generation, metallurgy, construction and port handling.
Our personnel references plants in more than 80 countries worldwide.
FAM’s portfolio comprises large equipment and individual machines such as:
- Bucket wheel excavators
- Spreaders and stackers
- Conveyor bridges on crawlers
- Full-portal and semi-portal scrapers
- Reclaimers: bridge-type, bucket wheel or stacker
- Ship loaders / unloaders
- Crushers and mills
Material processing equipment and machines
FAM Group develops bespoke plants for mining, conveying, processing and handling of minerals, raw materials and goods.
The scope of our solutions includes consultancy, project management, engineering, design, fabrication, commissioning, quality management and assurance, repair, refurbishment and aftersales services.
Plant service consulting solutions
FAM successfully plans, designs and manufactures turnkey equipment for extracting, producing, loading and storing raw materials and minerals.
We combine our experience in series and customised production processes, as well as offer a complete range of manufacturing, engineering and aftersales support services, including:
- Maintenance and repair
- Spare parts
Our skilled engineers provide customer-oriented consulting services for any materials handling system worldwide.
We provide recommendations for efficient operation and optimisation of machines and plants to reduce energy, spare parts, consumables and personnel costs.
Consulting services are also available to increase the availability of preventive maintenance solutions and improved materials and processes.
FAM is an independent manufacturer of material handling systems.
Our team is skilled in mineral processing and bulk materials handling solutions, mining and stockyard systems, and innovative port technologies.
For more than 100 years, we have incorporated professional experience, engineering knowledge and high-performance project management capabilities in its global solutions.
Headquartered in Magdeburg, Germany, the FAM Group has a total of 11 subsidiaries in Germany, Bulgaria, Morocco, Chile, China, Canada, India, Brazil, Hungary and Australia as well as representations, among others, in South Africa and in the United States. Approximately 1,500 employees work for the FAM Group worldwide.
Our portfolio of planning, project development, designing, manufacturing, assembly and start-up services, as well as bulk material conveyor system maintenance, generates an annual company turnover of €300m.
FAM has opened a new office in Brazil, as part of its commodity diversification and organic growth strategy. With this important strategic step, FAM is able to further support the key customers located in Brazil.
On behalf of the company ARGE Vorbausäule Schacht Neurode, FAM and REDPATH DEILMANN GmbH successfully completed the challenging project of the shaft reconstruction and turned the upgraded facility over to the customer.
The first expansion stage of the handling equipment of the leach pad system in the SPENCE copper mine in northern Chile was completed in 2006.
The FAM Group supplied stockyard systems on behalf of M.R.Al Khathlan Co., Saudi Arabia for handling sulphur granulates at the Saudi Arabian Oil Company’s (Saudi Aramco) plant.
FAM completed extensive reconstruction activities aimed at increasing the performance of the MH014 rail-bound tripper car with a slewing boom in the Ripios section of Minera Spence.
Magdeburger Förderanlagen und Baumaschinen GmbH, a global player, is gearing up for the future and has therefore been renamed into FAM GmbH, which was already widely used.
FAM designed and supplied two hopper and conveyor facilities for the Kearl oil sands mine. The project, called Kearl Supplemental Crusher, is located in the Athabasca oil sands region in the province of Alberta in western Canada.
FAM supplied extensive equipment on behalf of the Elektro Power Industry of Serbia (EPS) for the newly built Tamnava coal stockyard.
Under the lead management of FAM, on 18 December 2019, the FAM-Actemium Consortium transferred to MIBRAG (Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlengesellschaft mbH) the fourth expansion stage (construction complex B) including the distributor/drive station No. 521 and the second expansion No. 521 for power operation of the Peres mass distributor.
FAM Magdeburg has completed the reconstruction of a semi-portal scraper for Louis Hagel GmbH & Co. KG.
On behalf of Martinswerk GmbH, FAM designed, manufactured, assembled and commissioned a bucket wheel stacker-reclaimer with a tripper car STR 500/300.26 SVHK for stockyard operations at Bergheim facility, Germany.
On behalf of the state-owned power plant and opencast mining operator KEK (Korporata Energjetike e Kosoves, Kosovo), FAM supplied a turnkey TR 350 transport crawler with a payload of 350 tons.
FAM in cooperation with our consortium partner ACTEMIUM continues the gradual relocation of individual conveyor lines from the opencast mining site of Schwerzau to the opencast mining site of Domsen.
FAM remains on the expansion course and increases its capacities by opening a new office in India, the seventh-largest country in the world in terms of surface area.
On behalf of SHS Services GmbH, FAM supplied a new stacker-reclaimer of the type STR 500/500.28 for the ROGESA (Roheisengesellschaft Saar mbH) iron and steel plant in Dillingen, Germany.
On behalf of JSC Baltic Bulk Terminal, Russia, FAM supplied one more shiploader of the type SL 1500.27 EXL, including two tripper cars for handling of fertilizers in the port of St. Petersburg.
On behalf of Agropolychim AD, Bulgaria, the leading manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizers in Southeastern Europe and the top producer of phosphate fertilizers in the Balkan Peninsula, FAM supplied a portal scraper of the type KP100.37.5 for the new stockyard.
On behalf of GAP Insaat Dubai FZE, FAM supplied an entire conveying system embracing several belt conveyors, a tripper car and a ship loader type SL1200.28 for loading urea into vessels of up to 7,000 DWT at a rate of 1,200tph.
On behalf of K+S GmbH, the company FAM Magdeburg realized the relocation of the A2Rs-B 600.70 spreader at the Zielitz plant, one of the largest and most modern potash factories worldwide.
On behalf of EuroChem-Usolsky Potash Complex LLC, a subsidiary of EuroChem Group AG, the biggest manufacturer of nitrogen and potassium mineral fertilizers in Russia, FAM supplied seven portal scrapers of the type KP 1100.55,7 for the new potash plant Usolye.
FAM Magdeburger Förderanlagen und Baumaschinen is a medium-sized company headquartered in Magdeburg, Germany.
On behalf of MHI Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe, FAM supplied a portal reclaimer KP1200.41 with a capacity of 1,200tph for the new fertilizer plant in Garabogaz, Turkmenistan, for processing urea and ammonia.
Storage and homogenisation of various bulk materials form a significant integral part of the bulk handling processes within the overall logistics network.
The lignite region Angren, which covers approximately 70km² is located about 110km south of the capital Tashkent. Angren is the heart of the Uzbek coal mining.
FAM Magdeburger Förderanlagen und Baumaschinen is a medium-sized company based in the German city of Magdeburg.
Since Chile is home to the world’s largest copper deposits, FAM was proud to provide the customer with the world’s largest bucket wheel excavator of the compact class.