FLSmidth received an order from Norilsk Nickel for approximately DKK 600 million ($90 million) for the engineering and supply of various bundled equipment for a complete “process island” of the company’s Bystrinskoye copper-magnetite plant. The plant will be located in the Zabaikalsky Kral region in Eastern Siberia, Russia.
The order covers complete provision of an entire section of the plant’s production line; which entails the engineering, supply, and commissioning of copper-gold-magnetite separation and dewatering equipment for a concentrator with a capacity of 10 million metric tons per year (mt/y). The main equipment to be supplied is flotation cells, gravity concentrators, magnetic separators, pumps, cyclones, regrind mills, thickeners and filters as well as a complete plant automation system.
“By supplying this full minerals processing solution with all the core equipment, we are able to guarantee the performance of the complete processing island,” said Manfred Schaffer, group executive vice president of FL Smidth’s Minerals Division. “We experience that these types of guarantees for comprehensive processing islands are increasingly sought after by our customers in the mining industry as a way to ensure optimal productivity and single source responsibility.”