Copper mine selects unique machines to expand

 The global demand for copper continues to grow.

The global demand for copper continues to grow.

When a copper mine in South America wanted to expand, it was FLSmidth’s unique flotation machine that helped close the deal for equipment supplies, that, when the expansion is completed, will triple the mine’s current production.


After the expansion, the mine will have one of the largest tonnage copper flotation concentrators in the world at more than 350,000 tpd.

The flotation machine was a factor in the purchaser’s selection of FLSmidth’s equipment because it offers superior molybdenum recovery capabilities using the Wemco® self-aspirated rotor mechanism, a feature unique to one of FLSmidth’s flotation cell designs. 

The equipment contracts for the copper mine include the delivery of gyratory crushers, apron feeders, cyclones, flotation cells, concentrate thickeners, and tailing thickeners. The equipment supplied by FLSmidth will improve production efficiency and enable higher recovery of valuable metals.

The global demand for copper continues to grow. Both in industry and in households, copper is essential for construction, power generation and transmission, electronics and computing, machinery, heating and cooling, communications, motors and more, making copper an essential mineral for economic development.

Also of interest to this copper mine customer, was the fact that FLSmidth is building three Supercenters in the region, which are service, repair, and warehouse facilities strategically located close to customers.

CONTACT: Craig McDonald