Sandvik Awarded Material Handling Contract in Bulgaria

Sandvik Mining and Construction (Stockholm, Sweden) received an order for a material handling system from Paris-based Alstom to carry lignite and limestone at the Maritza East 1 power station currently under construction southeast of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Valued at about $58 million, the turnkey system will handle 32,000 tons per day. The Sandvik delivery will include a train unloading station, stacker/reclaimers, belt conveyors, crushers and a limestone handling system. The coal-fired power plant is scheduled to start operations in 2009.

Sandvik Mining and Construction is a business unit within the Sandvik Group. It makes drilling and excavation machinery and tools for the mining and construction industries. Annual sales amount to $3 billion, with about 10,600 employees.

Source: Sandvik

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