With the customer being a newcomer in the quarry business, they wanted to reduce commercial risks and ensure overall equipment efficiency by using a well-experienced service provider, Metso.
“Metso provided us with the best solution, and their world-class screening and crushing equipment enabled us to start operating on time and to reach our production targets. With the NordplantTM solution, our operation is running at an increased uptime with low maintenance costs,” added Mohamed.
When the company approached Metso, their demands were more for asphalt aggregates; however, they required a flexible process solution to address both the concrete application as well as the asphalt application for road-building markets. The needed flexibility made Nordplant™ the perfect solution for them. The standardized solution consists of primary, secondary and tertiary crushing and vibrating equipment, and it provides a fast and effective solution for quick and high-performance operation – just what Hummingbird Guinea Mining Corporation was hoping for.
The key to Metso’s service offering is our sales and technical team’s unique knowledge and experience. To demonstrate this, the customer was shown proven results of earlier projects implemented in the region.
“To ensure that we provide the customer with the best solution and to help them drive a sustainable business, we brought together our sales and technical experts to share their knowledge and experience with the customer, using one of our latest quarry implementation processes in Africa as a benchmark,” explains Pascal Florian, VP, Aggregates Sales in Market Area Africa and Middle East.
He continues: “We also took the Hummingbird Guinea Mining Corporation executive and engineering team on an excursion to one of our customer’s operating sites so that they could have a first-hand look at Metso’s proven results.”
Commenting on why they chose Metso, Mohamed said, “We approached Metso after hearing about their products and services from another successful company in the region that uses Metso equipment and services. This gave us confidence knowing that we will be working with a company that has expert knowledge and that is familiar with the aggregates business.”
A complete Nordplant™ solution providing top-quality aggregates
For Hummingbird Guinea Mining Corporation, Metso provided three crushing stages and a selective crushing circuit for an excellent aggregate quality in terms of shape.
The crushing plant includes a Nordberg® primary jaw crusher C116, a Nordberg HP300 standard coarse cone crusher, an HP300 short head coarse as well as two screens, a Metso CVB1845-4M™ and CVB2060-4M™. The plant capacity is 200 t/h of 5 aggregates end-products.
Commenting on the equipment functionality and efficiency as well as the maintenance, Appolinaire Haba, Project Manager at Hummingbird Guinea Mining Corporation, said, “Metso’s equipment offers production efficiency, and the maintenance manual that they provided us with is easy to understand and use. The team operating the crusher is satisfied with the ease of use of the equipment. The complete solution includes steelworks, two intermediate hoppers for a proper and regular feeding of the HP crushers, 15 Metso conveyors and the complete electrical and automation equipment.
“Metso’s team demonstrated professionalism throughout. The on-site training that they provided us with was very informative. Our trained employees quickly became autonomous. We can refer Metso to third parties as a great solution provider for developing a crushing business,” he concluded.
About Hummingbird Guinea:
Hummingbird Guinea provides its customers with a diverse range of aggregates products for the construction of armored concrete, buildings, roads, ports and railway tracks.
*Metso Outotec was formed July 1, 2020 when Metso and Outotec merged into one company. This case study has been written prior to the merger under the old company name.