May 6, 2020 – Buffalo, New York. Derrick® Corporation continues the introduction of its new SuperStack® high frequency vibratory screening machine to Vale’s Carajás beneficiation plant in the Para state of Brazil. Vale is one of the largest global producers of iron ore. The 8-deck SuperStack offers a significantly higher production capacity in a smaller footprint than conventional screening equipment, while also offering increased quality of iron ore concentrate.
The SuperStacks will be installed at the Gelado project, transforming tailings into concentrate product. By using SuperStack screens, this new installation will add 10 MTPA of high-grade Fe (Direct Reduction) pellet feed with a significant reduction in production costs to the Carajás complex. The start-up is expected to be in the second half of 2021.
Vale currently operates over 170 Derrick Stack Sizer® machines in six (6) of their Brazilian iron ore concentration plants. Derrick’s SuperStack offers advantages of economies of scale and helped to prompt Vale in making the decision to adopt this new technology.
Derrick Corporation is a family-owned and operated company with a global presence focused on pioneering fine-separation technology. Since 1951, Derrick has manufactured innovative technologies serving the Mining & Industrial, Oil & Gas Drilling, and Civil Construction industries. Derrick offers its clients leading-edge solutions and around-the-clock, award-winning service to maximize separation efficiency. Derrick’s products are renowned for their rugged reliability in industries known for intensely challenging environments and ever-evolving demands.
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