Anglo American Sishen Iron ore mine required a new drum reclaimer for their export iron ore beds. The new machine would increase export capability of the plant and increase plant reliability as the older machines was at their end of life and the automation was outdated. The new reclaimer would also then allow for maintenance on the older machines.

Thyssenkrupp was awarded the contract to manufacture the drum reclaimer for Sishen. In turn Hamar Controls was subcontracted to manufacture the MCC for the drum reclaimer. This was a specialised MCC because it had to fit into the portal of the drum reclaimer where height was limited.

Project Details

  • Started: Feb 2015
  • Location: Kathu, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
  • Rating: 1250A@50kA, 400VAC
  • Size: 1800(h) x 10800(w) x 500(d)