FLSmidth is dedicated to continuous improvements utilising technology to make its products more competitive. To meet the demand for pump flow and speed variation, it recently developed a solution for the Osisko Mining Corporation located near the province of Quebec. The arrangement incorporates FLSmidth’s biggest inline pump assembly to date.
The name Indiana Jones immediately evokes images of snakes, deep jungle, man-eater and gold. A pipe conveyor may seem a far cry from the fantastic adventures of this well-known film character, but FLSmidth Wadgassen did in fact accomplish such a breath-taking material handling feat in Papua New Guinea.
FLSmidth Salt Lake City recently opened a new facility combining five legacy companies, across eight locations, and scattered 40 km apart. An important component was to design and build a state-of-the-art Technology Center for Minerals Processing.
The mining industry has seen a growing trend towards substantially increasing equipment sizes, capacities and tonnages. The Raptor XL2000 cone crusher has been designed to meet these new challenges.
The Detour Lake property represents Canada’s largest pure gold mine. Carrying the label of “World Class Asset”, Detour Lake boasts a reserve of 11.4 million ounces, easily exceeding any other single property in the country.
Some 4,000 metres (13,000 feet) above sea level in central Chile’s Andes mountains, Minera Lumina is devel-oping a new copper and molybdenum mine and processing plant. FLSmidth has been awarded the crushing, grinding and flotation portion of the mineral processing plant.
Today’s mines are under more scrutiny than ever before to comply with ever increasing environmental regulations. Water scarcity is also a large factor especially when many ores are being mined in remote locations or in arid climates.
The removal of waste material is a huge cost for most large-scale open pit mines. And as the mine grows, so does the cost of hauling overburden from deep inside the pit to waste dumps at the top.
FLSmidth Wadgassen (former FLSmidth KOCH and FLSmidth MVT) combines the strengths of two leading material handling brands and is now a global Technology Center for material handling within FLSmidth.