Chinese mining company Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd. selected FLSmidth to provide a gyratory crusher, SAG mill and ball mill to the Majdanpek mine, which forms part of their newly purchased Zijin Bor Copper mine group. The delivery of the equipment to the Majdanpek mine site in southeast Serbia, located 180 kilometers from Belgrade, is expected to occur in the next year to 18 months. The project should be completed by the end of 2020.

“This extensive order underlines the strong value proposition of FLSmidth to our customers in the copper industry,” President of Mining and Group Executive Vice President at FLSmidth Manfred Schaffer said. “Our market leading crushers and mills will provide significant improvements for Zijin Mining in terms of productivity and processing efficiency.”

The $33 million order is part of a modernization plan that places a new crusher and grinding circuit on the front end of the concentrator, which will be the largest of their three Serbian copper concentrators.