Specialized in the extraction of iron ore in the Australian desert, the Cloudbreak mine has more than 20 WEG motors. The mine is using WEG motors on the crushers and major belt conveyors; at the port WEG motors are used for belt conveyors and the new stacker, thereby forming an integral part of the Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), in the Australia.
All of the WEG motors were manufactured for VVVF drive duty with capacities of 450 kW, 630 kW, 710kW, 750kW and 1000kW.
FMG is a new force in mining in Western Australia specializing in the extraction of iron ore in the Australian desert.
Construction of Fortescue's port, rail and mine project commenced in February 2006 with the construction of the port site in Port Hedland. Just two years later, the open-access rail infrastructure is complete, the Fortescue’s Herb Elliott Port is operational and the mining operations at the Company's first minesite are well underway.
Now, the workforce is growing, both in numbers and experience, and Fortescue Family’s culture is being developed implementing projects and mining iron ore.