Tenova Takraf has signed a contract in Belo Horizonte with VBG joint venture to supply a reclaimer with a nominal capacity of 6000t/h, a design capacity of 7200t/h and a 40 metre-boom.

The contract covers all basic and detailed engineering, supply of all structural, mechanical, electrical and control components, supervision of construction, commissioning, operating assistance and on-site personnel training.

Tenova Takraf and Brazilian mining giant Vale have a consolidated, relationship. Vale (CVRD), a long-standing customer has obtained permission to mine iron ore in Simandou Guinea, where it plans to invest in plant and infrastructure.

The Brazilian group has established VBG, a joint venture with the South African mining company BSGR, to handle the new initiative.