Newsletter (February 2017) – RAM & MMG Win IBJ Innovative Technology Award 2016

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We are pleased to announce that RAM Spreaders and MMG Las Bambas won the International Bulk Journal Innovative Technology Award 2016.

The awards ceremony held at the iconic Tower of London UK was hosted by IBJ and took place on the evening of 21 November 2016.

Among the awards which recognised excellence in the bulk handling industry, RAM Spreaders together with MMG Las Bambas Peru were shortlisted by the IBJ panel of judges for the innovative Bi-Modal Containerised Bulk Handling solution.

The judges were impressed with how RAM and MMG worked together to come up with the world’s first Bi-modal bulk handling solution, which allows MMG to export copper concentrate from the remote mine in Peru in sealed containers by road, then rail prior to arriving at its final destination at the port of Matarani – situated 710km away.

The innovative solution allows the commodity to be directly loaded into sealed containers and opened only when it is tipped into hoppers at the final port destination with the help of the RAM Revolver®.

Central to this solution is the use of sealed containers as a method of transport and storage, thereby reducing dust generation while protecting the commodity from contamination.

In addition, the reduction of commodity transfer points and exposure to the environment not only speeds up the transportation process and reduces commodity loss during the process, but is also environmentally friendly.

The containers arrive by rail into the rail transfer building at the port. There, the two RAM Revolvers that are fitted to bridge cranes will lift and move the container over to the hopper before lifting the lid, rotating the container and tipping the commodity into hoppers to be ready for the ἀnal export process to the ships hold.

Reflecting on the Award, Philip Lee, CEO of RAM Spreaders commented “This is a fantastic achievement for both RAM and MMG Las Bambas. It more than recognises the hard work and dedication of all involved to demonstrate that we can make a real difference and do our part in developing ways to export cleanly and efficiently”

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Click the video icon to see RAM & MMG’s bulk handling solution in operation.