Iscaycruz (Concrete Plant)

 

Location

Los Quenales (Glencore Int’l AG)
Iscaycruz Zinc Mine
Lima, Peru

SIZE / CAPACITY
120 y3/hr

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Conceptual Design
  • Struct./Mech. Engineering
  • Design & Supply Of Control System
  • Supply/Fabrication of all Equipment
  • Supervision of Equipment Installation
  • Commissioning and Training

SUPPLIED EQUIPMENT

  • Aggregate Storage Hopper
  • Aggregate Weigh Hopper
  • Aggregate Discharge Conveyor
  • Water Feed System
  • MCC/PLC Control System
  • Pneumatic Control System
  • Two Cement Silos
  • Cement Weigh Hopper
  • Reconditioned Tilt Mixer
  • Cement Screw Conveyor
  • Two Dust Collectors

Team Mixing Technologies designed and supplied this wet-mix concrete batch plant located high in the Andes, northeast of Lima, Peru. Due to the remote location of this site, the plant was pre-fabricated and supplied with minimal automation. A TMT representative was sent to the site to oversee erection and startup of this pre-mix plant. A control system and motor control center was included providing a reliable, yet simple plant for surface concrete production. Various components within the plant had to be de-rated for use at high altitude.

The mine site, located at 16,000-ft (4877m) elevation, requires visitors to acclimatize themselves over a three-day period when leaving Lima, stopping overnight at two villages along the way. The scenery evolves from sugar plantations and palm tress, to Yuccas, dogs, and donkeys in a sub-alpine climate, to finally rugged mountainous alpine terrain. At this elevation, the proximity to the equator has little effect on climate. Llamas, both domesticated and wild are usually seen during the journey. True to the namesake, two enormous crosses, placed by the Jesuit priests are visible atop the highest peak above the mine. Historically, this area was explored extensively by Japan, which accounts for the strong Japanese presence in Peru.