Ural Scrap commissions Metso shears

Metso Lindemann, based in Dusseldorf, Germany, has been commissioned to install two shears at a scrap processing facility in Russia. The installation will take place at Ural Scrap Co. – Oskol, based in Stary Oskol, Russia, a division of Metalloinvest, a Moscow-headquartered mining and metallurgy company specialising in steel manufacturing.

The shears have a cutting force of 1,250 tonnes and can process up to 20,000 tonnes of scrap per month, Ural Scrap says. They each feature a 10-metre-by-2.5-metre opening to allow the loading of scrap with almost no size restrictions, Metalloinvest says.

Andrey Ugarov, Metalloinvest chief operating officer, says, “The project will double the mechanical processing capacity of oversized scrap—from 180,000 to 400,000 tonnes per year—thus significantly increasing productivity of the scrap processing unit. This will also contribute to cost cutting of recycling oversized scrap, including by reducing energy consumption. This is in line with our strategic goal of improving production efficiency.”

Sergey Sokolov, Ural Scrap Co. managing director, says, “We managed to swiftly install the new equipment. This project was developed in the first quarter of this year, and in April we prepared a foundation for the new equipment. In May-June, we installed the shears and carried out precommissioning works. We have now increased the production capacity and scrap recycling volumes of the scrap processing unit of Ural Scrap Co. – Oskol for OEMK (Metalloinvest’s integrated steel company).”

Ural Scrap Co., founded in 2005, provides charge scrap to the electric arc furnace shops of Metalloinvest’s enterprises, Ural Steel and OEMK. In 2015, roughly 1.1 million tonnes of ferrous scrap were processed by Ural Scrap, with the overwhelming majority shipped to OEMK and Ural Steel.

Cleanaway selects BHS for large single-stream recycling system

Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd., billed as Australia’s largest publicly traded waste management company, has selected United States-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to design, engineer, manufacture and install a 50-tonnes-per-hour (tph) single-stream recycling system at the company’s new material recovery facility (MRF) in Perth. The highly automated system is scheduled to start up in April 2017.

The system applies a variety of advanced recovery technologies to achieve high rates of throughput, increase purity and recovery of recycled commodities and minimise labour, BHS says. BHS Tri-Disc screens, including Debris Roll Screens, are deployed to remove glass, which is then purified by two Nihot Single Drum Separators. NRT optical sorters play a role in maximising end product quality, BHS says. Two ColorPlus optical sorters remove old corrugated containers (OCC) from the news stream, while six SpydIR optical units target containers to capture and control the quality of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and mixed plastics recovered from the system.

In total, more than 95% of recyclables that enter the system will be recovered, the companies say.

“This project will see us replace our existing metro-based materials recycling facilities with a best-in-class, ‘super MRF,’ which will deliver a capacity and capability unmatched in the Perth market,” says Bhavna Torul, Cleanaway’s Perth metro branch manager.

“Our commingled recycling systems continue to raise the bar in terms of automation and recovery,” says Alan Hoskins, Australia-based director of business development for BHS.

He continues, “This is an extremely exciting project for us, as we roll out our newest and most advanced technology featuring numerous process improvements. Cleanaway is clearly committed to maximising resource recovery. This is going to be an impressive system, one that the community can take pride in and one that will set a new standard of excellence in Australia.”