Canadian Arianne Phosphate has selected FLSmidth as key supplier for one of the world's biggest greenfield phosphate rock projects, the Lac à Paul project in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.
Arianne Phosphate, a Canadian development-stage phosphate mining company, has signed a memorandum of understanding with FLSmidth to provide all production equipment and engineering for their future plant, Lac à Paul, located 650km north-east of Montreal, covering an area of more than 270 km₂.
The phosphate processing plant will be designed for a capacity of 55,000 tonnes per day, to produce 3 million tonnes per annum of phosphate rock concentrate, grading 38.6% P2O5, with concentrate P2O5 recovery of 90%.
Brian Ostroff, the CEO of Arianne Phosphate states "The process of bringing Lac a Paul into development will benefit greatly from FLSmidth's technological leadership, solid experience in the phosphate industry, and their ability to help facilitate financing. Greenfield projects like this requires significant financial backing from several financial partners. With the support of Denmark’s Export Credit Agency (EKF) FLSmidth has been able to open the door to the finance community by ensuring the most sustainable technologies with a focus on crucial water and energy resources."
Group Executive Vice President for FLSmidth's Minerals Division, Manfred Schaffer is equally excited about being on the project, adding "As a full flowsheet provider on a project of this scale, we can really make a difference by designing a process flow with optimal productivity and the lowest total cost of ownership.”
Mimi Sofie Stabell
Strategic Marketing Manager, +45 3093 2685, MIST@flsmidth.com