This year is shaping up to be a busy one for mineral process plant planning, upgrades and technology development. A quick scan of E&MJ’s industry news reported for the first six months lists a number of plant projects, including:
• KCM is investing $600 million to build a new copper refinery and other process facilities at Nchanga in Chingola, Zambia.
• Downer EDI and joint-venture partner Ausenco were awarded a contract by OZ Minerals for the Carrapateena copper-gold mine project in South Australia. The scope of work includes engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a minerals processing plant.
• MMC Norilsk Nickel contracted Outotec for the delivery of minerals processing technology and related advisory services to Kola Mining and Metallurgical Co.’s concentrator plant in Zapolyarny, Russia.
• KAZ Minerals is building a second sulphide ore concentrator at its Aktogay open-pit copper mine in East Kazakhstan province of Kazakhstan.
• Kinross awarded a contract for engineering, procurement and construction management services for Phase Two expansion of the Tasiast gold mine in Mauritania. The project is expected to increase mill capacity to 30,000 metric tons per day (mt/d).
• Vedanta Resources plans to double copper production capacity at its Tuticorin copper smelter in southern India from 400,000 mt per year (mt/y), but that project is temporarily on hold pending a high court decision.
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