DB Schenker has successfully delivered almost 200 components for the world’s largest rail mounted vehicles with a total weight of 90,000 freight tons to BHP’s USD 3.6 billion South Flank project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Once assembled by the engineers of thyssenkrupp Mining Technologies, the fully autonomous stackers and reclaimer will each transport 20,000 tons of iron ore per hour in one of the world’s most extensive mining projects.
Thorsten Meincke, Member of the Global Board of DB Schenker said: “We are proud that the world’s leading industry suppliers trust us with extraordinary project forwarding challenges like this one. Our Global Projects & Industry Solutions team has once again proven their expertise to deliver reliably, safely and on time.”
Zoran Matijevic, Project Director South Flank of thyssenkrupp Mining Technologies said: “South Flank is a flagship project in every aspect. Size of the machines required thyssenkrupp overcoming cutting-edge engineering, logistics, and construction challenges. We have successfully reached the 90% project progress mark ahead of schedule and are looking forward to the equally successful completion and handover to our client.”