Providing both a copper and a cement project in Mongolia

Mongolia holds vast deposits of mineral resources and needs large amounts of cement for its rapid development.

Mongolia holds vast deposits of mineral resources and needs large amounts of cement for its rapid development.

FLSmidth has been awarded two important contracts from the Mongolian company, Mongolyn Alt (MAK) Group. One contract is to supply a greenfield copper concentrator for a mine some 500 kilometres southeast of Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, and the other is to supply a complete cement plant located some 150 kilometres southeast of Ulaanbaatar.

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The winning of the MAK contracts also reinforces our engagement in the global copper industry, and our ability to be the customer’s One Source supplier – an important focus area for FLSmidth
— Jørgen Huno Rasmussen Group CEO FLSmidth Mongolia

The copper contract comprises supply of a complete 40,000 tpd concentrator, including proprietary FLSmidth® technology for all processes in the plant. The recently acquired Knelson-Deswik™ fine grinding mill will be utilised for concentrate re-grind. An automated control system, basic and detailed plant and process engineering and related supervision, start-up and commissioning services will also be supplied by FLSmidth. FLSmidth is proud to have been selected by MAK to supply this state-of-the-art concentrator, which is based on the most efficient and environmentally sustainable minerals processing technologies.

The second contract is for a complete 3,000 tpd cement plant. FLSmidth will provide engineering, supply and commissioning of a complete range of cement production equipment including:

  • Raw material handling and grinding (ATOX™ mills)
  • Pyroprocessing featuring an ILC  Rotax-2™ preheater kiln system with FLSmidth® Cross-bar™ cooler
  • Finish grinding (OK™ mill) and  packing plant
  • ESP and fabric filters

Mongolia holds vast deposits of mineral resources and needs large amounts of cement for its rapid development. Using state-of-the-art technologies for both minerals and cement, FLSmidth is able to contribute to Mongolia’s development, and attain the leading position in this increasingly important market. The negotiations took place in an atmosphere of mutual trust, and a close dialogue between the two parties facilitated their efforts to achieve the best technological solutions.

FLSmidth now has an office in Ulaanbaatar to support capital sales and customer services, and will soon establish a Supercenter to be located in the South Gobi Desert. This will support the new Oyu Tolgoi copper concentrator which has all FLSmidth equipment, with satellite service centers to support MAK’s copper and cement plants, along with the other mines in the South Gobi region.

”The winning of the MAK contracts also reinforces our engagement in the global copper industry, and our ability to be the customer's One Source supplier – an important focus area for FLSmidth”, Group CEO Jørgen Huno Rasmussen says. Mr. Rasmussen continues: “MAK is a valued customer, and we are very pleased to be able to supply state-of-the-art technology to both their copper and cement businesses.”

CONTACT: Dennis French