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FAM Crushing Plant for Mordovcement

12.09.2011 FAM Crushing Plant for Mordovcement In the recent past FAM has not only supplied the complete opencast mining equipment to OAO Mordovcement, but also two crushing plants on crawlers.  However, in the meantime a third mobile FAM...

3rd Company Relay Race in Magdeburg

07.07.2011 3rd Company Relay Race in Magdeburg On July 7, 2011, the third company relay took place again in Magdeburg’s city park. At summery weather 450 teams with a total of 2250 runners were at the start. As many as 80 FAM employees, grouped...

FAM Gearbox Inspection with Endoscopy

29.06.2011 FAM Gearbox Inspection with Endoscopy The method of non-destructive testing with the help of an endoscopic camera is increasingly applied to inspect gearing parts. This visual inspection of gearbox areas that are difficult to reach can be...

FAM Equipment for Matola Mozambique

03.06.2011 FAM Equipment for Matola, Mozambique In Mozambique, FAM has installed a type STR 2630/3000.26 stacker-reclaimer and a type SL 3000/2750.16 shiploader to handle magnetite and coal in the Terminal de Carvão de Matola (TCM) in Maputo....

FAM Courtyard Party 2011

14.05.2011 FAM Courtyard Party 2011 The traditional FAM courtyard party took place at the FAM Group’s headquarters in Magdeburg on May 14, 2011. All employees and their families were invited to a tour of the manufacturing halls and engineering...

FAM Circular Stockyard and Shiploader TAKREER

30.04.2011 FAM Circular Stockyard and Shiploader TAKREER FAM supplied and commissioned a circular stockyard and a quadrant radial-type shiploader to TAKREER in Abu Dhabi, a firm affiliated to the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). The 132 m dia....

FAM Conveyors for Minera Esperanza

02.04.2011 FAM Conveyors for Minera Esperanza As part of the initial development of the Esperanza mine operated by Antofagasta Minerals, FAM supplied a long-distance conveyor with a centre distance of 3,500 m and a conveying capacity of 7,000 t/h as...

FAM Service Contract for Vale Onca Puma

29.03.2011 FAM Service Contract for Vale Onca Puma The Vale mining group has concluded service contracts with FAM covering the continuous maintenance of the conveying systems deployed at the stockyard in Onca Puma, Brazil. A slewable stacker and two...

FAM Excavator at Minera El Tesoro

20.03.2011 FAM Excavator at Minera El Tesoro At Minera El Tesoro, a company affiliated to Antofagasta Minerals S.A. in Chile, FAM América Latina has completed refurbishing and thus increasing the capacity of the bucket wheel excavator type SR...

FAM Conveying Systems for Power Plant Boxberg

28.02.2011 FAM Conveying Systems for Power Plant Boxberg FAM has completed commissioning of the handling systems for the coaling installation and a conveyor system for wet ash handling in Vattenfall‘s Boxberg power plant. The owner, Vattenfall...

Commissioning at PCQ Abbot Point

11.02.2011 Commissioning at PCQ Abbot Point Even in faraway Australia, FAM is successful with its stacker-reclaimers in the coal terminal of Port Abbot Point, the most northerly deepwater coal port in Queensland. FAM is currently implementing an...

FAM Service Contract Codelco Minera Gaby

01.02.2011 FAM Service Contract Codelco Minera Gaby For the very first time, FAM has been awarded a complete service contract by Codelco – Minera Gaby for a plant not supplied by FAM. The order comprises maintenance and repair, to be provided...

Acceptance for Staudinger Power Plant

20.01.2011 Acceptance for Staudinger Power Plant FAM has received the acceptance certificate for the new circular stacker-reclaimer at the Staudinger coalfired power plant in Großkrotzenburg/Main. The circular stacker-reclaimer has been erected...

Spreader refurbishing in Kosovo

21.12.2010 Spreader refurbishing in Kosovo Upon completion of a comprehensive refurbishing measure, FAM has received the acceptance certificate from Korporata Energjetike e Kosovës (KEK) for the first of two spreaders at the turn of the year...

FAM Wireless vibration measurement

25.11.2010 FAM Wireless vibration measurement In the fields of after-sales services and manufacturing, FAM is successfully deploying a new system for vibration measurement. This new vibration measuring equipment helps detect systematically all...

Commissioning Fertilizer Handling - DOMO Caproleuna

06.11.2010 Commissioning Fertilizer Handling - DOMO Caproleuna After having proven the performance of the two Type KH300.32 semi-portal scrapers, FAM successfully completed commissioning of the longitudinal stockyard for ammonium sulfate for the DOMO...

Extension of Service Contracts Vattenfall Europe Mining

17.10.2010 Extension of Service Contracts Vattenfall Europe Mining Vattenfall Europe Mining AG has extended the service contracts concluded with FAM for the maintenance of the company’s heavy-duty opencast mining equipment and conveyor systems...

FAM Service - Use of Endoscopic Cameras

23.09.2010 FAM Service - Use of Endoscopic Cameras Analyzing the status of plants and equipment and initiating status-oriented maintenance work at an early time are important tasks of a complex plant and equipment service. However, profound...

FAM Commissioning - Yuzhny Longitudinal Stockyard

02.09.2010 FAM Commissioning - Yuzhny Longitudinal Stockyard FAM has commissioned a Type RE 3000.46 bucket wheel reclaimer for the new coal and iron ore longitudinal stockyard in the port of Yuzhny, Ukraine. The machine has a capacity of 3000 t/h....

Shifting the FAM Compact-type Spreader for BHP

19.08.2010 Shifting the FAM Compact-type Spreader for BHP FAM América Latina Ltda. has completed the shifting manoeuvre of the FAM compact-type spreader with Type ST2400.20 belt-conveyor bridge from the Escondida copper mine to the mine Cerro...

FAM Plant Service for Torrevaldaliga Nord

02.08.2010 FAM Plant Service for Torrevaldaliga Nord The FAM Service team has been awarded the contract for maintenance and repair work supporting the operation of the stockyard equipment of the two covered FAM circular stockyards of the coaling...

Extension of FAM Service Contracts

11.07.2010 Extension of FAM Service Contracts Vattenfall Europe Generation extends the Service Contracts, concluded with FAM back in 1995, for its German coal-fired power plants in Jänschwalde, Boxberg, Lippendorf and Schwarze Pumpe by another...

Commissioning Opencast Mining System Mordovcement

29.06.2010 Commissioning Opencast Mining System Mordovcement At OAO Mordovcement in Russia FAM commissioned a complex chalk and overburden handling system with a capacity of 1,700 t/h. The turnkey system has a total conveying length of 9.7 km....

FAM Shiftable Heavy-Duty Conveyor System Tamnava-West

01.06.2010 FAM Shiftable Heavy-Duty Conveyor System Tamnava-West Proving the handling capacity of 6,600 m³/h, the Serbian energy company JP Elektroprivreda Srbije accepted the overburden conveyor system supplied by FAM. Within the framework of a...

5 FAM Circular Stockyards for Hyundai Steel

23.05.2010 5 FAM Circular Stockyards for Hyundai Steel FAM has just delivered five circular stockyards for iron ore, each 124 m in diameter, along with two longitudinal stockyards for additives to Hyundai Steel’s new plant in South Korea. Once...

FAM at BAUMA and EXPOMIN

27.04.2010 FAM at BAUMA and EXPOMIN Despite fewer visitors owing to the Europe-wide flight ban caused by Icelandic volcano ash, FAM’s presence at the international BAUMA 2010 expo in Munich was once again a resounding success. In Hall C2...

FAM Retrofits Giant Excavators

26.03.2010 FAM Retrofits Giant Excavators FAM was recently involved in a job commissioned by Vattenfall Mining AG to upgrade the digging organ drives of two FAM Type Es 3750 bucket ladder excavators used at Reichwalde opencast mine. The contract...

FAM Data Logging System for Maritza East II

14.02.2010 FAM Data Logging System for Maritza East II Back in 2007, FAM supplied a complex turnkey limestone handling system for the Maritza II power plant in Bulgaria on behalf of the Japanese IHI Corporation. The project comprised a longitudinal...

Extension of FAM Service Contract in Spence

15.12.2009 Extension of FAM Service Contract in Spence In 2006 the global corporation BHP Billiton extended the service contract for the Chilean copper mine Minera Spence concluded with FAM América Latina for further three years up to 2012....

10 Years of FAM América Latina

01.11.2009 10 Years of FAM América Latina November 2009 was of specific importance for the whole FAM Group: The subsidiary FAM América Latina Maquinarias Limitada with its main domicile in Santiago de Chile celebrated its 10th...