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Beijing MMD Mining Machinery Co., Ltd. (Beijing MMD), on behalf of MMD Group, has signed a contract with Winning Consortium and Baowu for the delivery of three Semi-Mobile Sizing Stations (SMSS) to Winning Consortium Simandou/WCS iron ore project in Guinea.

In November 2019, Winning Consortium Simandou, led by Singapore’s Winning International Group, was awarded the mining concession to develop Simandou Iron Ore Blocks 1 & 2 in the Republic of Guinea. The Simandou iron ore mine is the largest source of untapped open-pit iron ore deposits with the highest grade iron content in the world.

The purchase of MMD Group equipment includes a range of state-of-the-art machinery, designed to streamline various aspects of the mining process. Among the key acquisitions are Mineral Sizers and Apron Feeders tailored to meet the specific needs to develop Blocks 1 & 2 of WCS’s project. These technological advancements are expected to contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious mining operation, aligning with Winning Consortium Simandou’s commitment to responsible resource extraction.

Highlights include:

·       3 Semi Mobile Sizer Stations

·       3 Apron Plate Feeders

·       3 Sizers

·       2 Pairs of Spare Breaker Shafts

·       Technical Services

·       Unique tools, instruments necessary for installation, maintenance, testing and operation.

Each Semi-Mobile Sizing Station includes a MMD 1150 Series Sizer and a D10 Apron Plate Feeder, which can reliably handle 4500TPH run of mine iron ore required. To provide maximum system availability, WCS have also purchased two spare sets of Breaker Shafts for quick replacement and relevant technical support and service for installation and commissioning of three SMSS (Semi-Mobile Sizer Stations).

Ben Zhang, President of Beijing MMD, said: “This order means a lot to us. Beijing MMD has done 60+ SMSS in China, Jordan, Pakistan and DR Congo, and has sold over 600 Sizers in China alone. It is the first time for us to be able to provide Semi-Mobile Sizer Stations into Guinea. We are pleased to have been awarded a contract to produce reliable equipment to help develop blocks 1 and 2 of the Simandou iron ore deposit.”

Martin Vorster, Group Managing Director, said: “As a company, we recognise the scale and importance of the Simandou project. We’re extremely pleased that WCS has chosen MMD Group equipment to help excavate Blocks 1 and 2. This marks a significant achievement for Beijing MMD, and they have support from everyone within MMD Group. We are excited about their collaboration with other MMD Group offices to distribute equipment beyond China.”

The investment in MMD Group equipment marks a pivotal moment in the WCS project’s evolution, solidifying Winning Consortium Simandou’s position as a key player in Blocks 1 & 2 of the Simandou project, committed to responsible and technologically advanced resource extraction.