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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...

FAM Ks-S 1825 - Successful Machine Acceptance

17.10.2009 FAM Ks-S 1825 - Successful Machine Acceptance In autumn 2009 FAM Magdeburg received the acceptance certificate for the new stacker-reclaimer with a stacking capacity of 12,000 m³/h and a reclaiming capacity of 7,500 m³/h for the...

FAM Service - Industrial Thermography

24.09.2009 FAM Service - Industrial Thermography FAM Service is under vivid development and consistently uses the most different tools to support the operational repair & maintenance of machines and the evaluation of technical condition of...

Frank-Walter Steinmeier Visits FAM

12.08.2009 Frank-Walter Steinmeier Visits FAM On 12 August 2009 Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German foreign secretary, visited our company on his own request. On this day the minister informed himself about the current business situation of the FAM...

Extension of FAM Service Contract Escondida II

30.07.2009 Extension of FAM Service Contract Escondida II FAM Service extended its service contract with the Chilean copper mine of Minera Escondida up to 2013. The belt conveyors (length 4.2 km), the spreader with tripper car (both mounted on...

Refurbishing of Bucket Wheel Boom Head SRs 1300/1301

05.07.2009 Refurbishing of Bucket Wheel Boom Head SRs 1300/1301 In June 2009 FAM completed the reconstruction of the bucket wheel head of the third large-size excavator SRs 1300/1301 in the MIBRAG opencast mine of Profen. The scope of performances...

Two FAM Circular Stockyards for Enelpower

02.07.2009 Two FAM Circular Stockyards for Enelpower The power station of Enel in Torrevaldaliga North (Civitavecchia) is currently the most important and most modern coal-fired power station of Italy. For this project FAM supplied two new closed and...

Exploitation of Talvivaara Nickel Mine

15.06.2009 Exploitation of Talvivaara Nickel Mine The nickel mine of Talvivaara ranks among the most important mining projects in Finland where Europe’s largest resources of nickel detected until now are located. The installed FAM plants (belt...

Federal President Visits FAM

13.05.2009 Federal President Visits FAM On Wednesday the 13th May 2009 the Federal President Horst Köhler paid a visit to Magdeburg, the capital of the federal state Saxony-Anhalt. In the morning Mr. Köhler visited FAM Magdeburg to get a...

FAM Inspection of Hammer Mills in Spain

28.04.2009 FAM Inspection of Hammer Mills in Spain At the end of April 2009 the specialists of the FAM service team inspected two hammer mills in the Spanish power station of Soto for elimination of resonance problems that occurred after installation...