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Ultramar gears up with Schade in Ust-Luga

Russia’s Ultramar has ordered equipment for the outdoor stockyard of its new iron ore terminal in the Baltic port of Ust-Luga.

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An example of Schade wagon tippler operating in Peru (photo Schade)
An example of Schade wagon tippler operating in Peru (photo Schade)

For the first time, Ultramar has ordered equipment from Germany’s Schade Lagertechnik GmbH


“Back in the sales phase, Schade supplied fundamental technical solutions for the outdoor stockyard design,” the Germany firm stated.


The order comprises a portal reclaimer with a capacity of 2,500 tph and a rail span of 46m, a rotating stacker with a capacity of 1,800 tph and boom length of 37m, and a wagon tippler with a capacity of up to 1,800 tph.


The Schade supply package also includes two hybrid apron feeders with a capacity of over 850 tph each, which are being delivered by sister company Aumund Fördertechnik.


The machines will be used to stack and reclaim iron ore pellets for Lebedinsky GOK, which describes itself as operating the largest plant in Russia and the CIS for the mining and processing of iron ore. Lebedinsky has been a customer of Aumund for many years.


“The specialised Schade technology guarantees that the iron ore pellets are not damaged during handling," said Schade. “This is, for example, achieved by defining a 32-degree tilt for unloading material from the wagons into the bunkers. The boom of the stacker is structured to tip the fragile pellets with a drop of less than 1m.”


Commissioning of the equipment at Ultramar is planned for end-2020/ early-2021.


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