Polyus contracted FLSmidth to construct a new concentrator as part of an expansion project at a major gold mine. The $54.5 million order comprises a ball mill, flotation, thickening, gravity gold concentrator, carbon-in-leach circuit, acid wash and detox, screens, pumps and cyclone solutions, and a digital automation package.

The order illustrates FLSmidth’s ability to deliver key, state-of-the-art technologies across the gold flowsheet, the company said.

“This is the latest in a series of successful collaborations between FLSmidth and Polyus, and there is no bigger compliment than a returning customer,” said Mikko Keto, president, mining. “This order is a clear indication of the customer’s satisfaction with FLSmidth’s partnership and equipment performance and our dedication to delivering the highest productivity.”

The concentrator, which is expected to be complete in 2023, will deliver a total capacity increase of 8 million metric tons  per year.