TAKRAF South Africa has completed the design and supply of a radial stacker for the Platreef Project in South Africa in under eight months from contract award to delivery of the equipment, providing a customised solution for the greenfields platinum mine.

Awarded by Ivanplats Ltd as an EPS project, the radial stacker was supplied for Phase 1 of the Platreef Project, considered to be the pilot plant phase of a two-phase expansion project for Ivanplats. The project, based in Mokopane in the Limpopo Province, comprises development of a 4.4 Mtpa underground mine, with two concentrators built in modules of 2.2 Mtpa each.

The slewing / non-luffing radial stacker features:

  • A capacity of 1993 tph.
  • A fixed boom with dual walkway.
  • A boom length of 44.6 m with a boom inclination of 13 degrees.
  • Pneumatic heavy-duty rubber tyre.

The radial stacker was completely designed, sourced, and fabricated in South Africa by TAKRAF’s South Africa Business Unit. It was engineered with a modular approach for ease of transport and ease of site installation.

Prior to being shipped to site as a partly pre-assembled unit, the stacker was fully assembled at the workshop to ensure that there would be minimal challenges on site during erection. With equipment delivery in the 1Q22, following project award in the 3Q22, the radial stacker is assembled and in operation on site, stockpiling crushed platinum ore hoisted from the underground mine.

“We are proud to have been able to provide the client with a unique solution tailored to the project specifications, meeting the requirement for a locally produced radial stacker,” said Bhavesh Bhaga, TAKRAF South Africa General Manager Business Execution. “Congratulations to our team for their prompt technical support, which, together with the cost-effective solution and short lead times, ensured that we secured this important contract.”

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