Sandvik Mining was awarded a major materials handling contract in Australia. The value of the contract exceeds $690 million, and will be executed and contributed to Sandvik Mining’s business for 2014 until 2016.

The order for the project includes the engineering, procurement and construction of two bucket-wheel stacker/reclaimers for coal handling with a stacking capacity of 8,600 tons per hour and a reclaiming capacity of 7,250 tons per hour.

“The importance, size and complexity of the project and the impressive performance data again demonstrate Sandvik Mining’s capability to provide high-tech solutions in the area of mobile materials handling machines,” says Gary Hughes, president of the Sandvik Mining business area.

 Sandvik is a global industrial group with tools for metal cutting, equipment and tools for the mining and construction industries, stainless materials, special alloys, metallic and ceramic resistance materials as well as process systems. In 2013, the group had about 47,000 employees in 130 countries.