Today, FLSmidth and BASF have signed a joint development agreement to expedite the commercialisation of the FLSmidth® Rapid Oxidative Leach process targeting difficult-to-process copper concentrates, such as primary sulphides and concentrates containing high levels of arsenic.
FLSmidth has been selected to supply key process technologies for two independent greenfield gold mines being built in West Africa and Canada.
FLSmidth has signed a five-year maintenance contract with the Chilean copper producer Minera Doña Ines de Collahuasi for the supply of maintenance services for their copper plant in Chile. The plant is located in the Andes mountains, 3.500 to 4.000 meters above sea level, close to the Chilean-Bolivian border. The plant has a capacity of more than 140.000 tonnes of processed rock per day.
FLSmidth has received an order from the Russian minerals producer Norilsk Nickel Group for the engineering and supply of various bundled equipment for a complete 'process island' of the Group's Bystrinskoye copper-magnetite plant. The plant will be located in the Zabaikalsky Kral region in Eastern Siberia, Russia.
With the need to address declining grades and the pressure to reduce capital costs as well as operational costs, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) must continue to leverage technology to provide solutions for the mining industry.
New FLSmidth® Rapid Oxidative Leach technology makes it possible to recover more copper from low grade concentrate, increasing plant revenues.
FLSmidth, a pioneer in flotation cell technology and leader in mineral processing and material handling solutions, launched its new nextSTEP™ rotor/stator technology during the annual Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) conference in Denver, USA.