When compared to diesel operation, electric crushing achieves up to quadruple savings at the Hafnarfjörður quarry.
Steypustöðin is the market leader in crushing and concrete production in Iceland. Over the course of a year, the company’s two main quarries produce approximately half a million cubic meters of crushed stone, most of which is used at the company’s six concrete mixing plants.
Steypustöðin now has a total of 20 Metso crushing and screening plants, ranging from a G1814 cone crusher to Barmac vsi crushers, LT series jaw and impact crushers, and ST series mobile screens. Of these, one Lokotrack LT120E jaw crusher and LT330D crushing and screen plant are fully electric.
“Mobility and reliability are most important”
“For us, the most important characteristics of crushing and screening plants are good mobility and reliability. The climate in Iceland being what it is, we can only crush stone when the weather allows it—and when it does, the crushers must operate without interruption,” says Hörður Pétursson, the managing director of the operation of Steypustöðin.