Namibian aggregate producer opts for Osborn modular plant

Namibian aggregate producer opts for Osborn modular plant

Namibian aggregate producer Henning Crushers has opted for a 300 tph Osborn modular crushing and screening plant to boost the capacity of its Tsumeb operation.

This R40-million export order reflects Osborn’s expanding footprint in the Namibian market, and the Osborn modular plant’s growing reputation as an unrivalled solution for plant expansion, comments export sales manager Douglas Mouton.

“Osborn has a range of equipment in operation around Namibia. Our robust machines are ideally suited for the arduous operation conditions, and clients are increasingly recognising that our quality equipment is also well priced. When Henning Crushers decided to expand its Tsumeb plant, it was the convenience, quality and affordability of Osborn’s modular plants that caught the company’s attention,” he states.

Henning Crushers

New client Henning Crushers supplies aggregate throughout northern Namibia. The Osborn modular crushing and screening plant that the company has ordered features a 3648 jaw crusher, BTI hydraulic rock breaker boom system, two 4250 KPI-JCI Horizontal Shaft Impactors, two 8’ x 20’Osborn Superking Screens, all interlinking conveyors and two 36150 KPI-JCI “SuperStackers”.

“Our client has essentially acquired a full quarry processing plant, but with the advantages of an Osborn modular plant,” Mouton stresses.

“All of the plant’s components are ideally suited to Henning Crushers’ applications - from the Horizontal Shaft Impactors, which have the advantage of fracturing stone through impact to create a more cubical product versus the cleavage fracture from a compression crusher, through to the SuperStackers, which are telescoping conveyers. They enable producers to stockpile ‘in-spec’ aggregate in larger piles with smaller footprints, using fully automated PLC technology. Capable of creating custom-shaped, partially or fully desegregated stockpiles to fit maximum material in minimum space, the SuperStacker certainly lives up to its name,” he states.

Cost savings over traditional plant

“The advantage of an Osborn modular plant is that substantial cost savings can be achieved in terms of the civils and installation costs needed for a traditional plant, as well as savings on transport,” Mouton stresses. “Our modular plants are easy to build and are mounted on skids, so they are easier to set up. They are also easy to transport and re-erect on a new site. These plants are designed to fit into containers when they are dismantled, which makes transportation easier and cheaper.”

Henning Crushers’ new plant will be transported by road from Osborn’s Elandsfontein manufacturing facility to Tsumeb, Namibia, in 22 trucks. The scope of Osborn’s contract includes designing and supplying the plant; its delivery to site; and the supervision of the installation and commissioning of the plant.

Once Henning Crushers’ new Osborn modular plant is up and running at the Tsumeb site, the operation’s old plant will be made redundant. “This is another order that reflects the growing demand for our locally-designed and built modular crushing and screening plants,” Mouton states. “They offer an ideal solution for plant expansion. All that a customer needs to do is put down a concrete slab, unpack their new modular plant and their expansion is done. They immediately have the desired duty and capacity," he concludes.