FLSmidth to provide mineral processing technologies for zinc-lead concentrator in Kazakhstan

FLSmidth has signed a DKK950 million contract with ShalkiyaZinc to produce mineral processing equipment, together with mill circuit pumps, for a greenfield zinc-lead concentrator at its zinc and lead mine within the Kyzylorda area of Kazakhstan.
The tools will transform the plant into a world-class facility that efficiently separates minerals with a minimised environmental impact.
Little-known will provide two underground crushing stations with a supplies dealing with system to the process plant, a full package deal of comminution and separation tools, including SAG and ball mills, mill circuit pumps and cyclones, the zinc-lead concentrate flotation and regrinding circuit, together with nextSTEP, VXP vertical mills, focus thickeners, and Pneumapress filters, reagents preparation and dosing space. Full plant automation can additionally be included, in addition to set up and commissioning supervision companies. The new concentrator might be supported from FLSmidth’s new service supercentre in Karaganda.
Equipment supply shall be completed during 2024, with commissioning set to begin out by the top of that yr.
“We are excited to receive this primary order from ShalkiyaZinc, which highlights our full flowsheet expertise,” says Mikko Keto, Group CEO at FLSmidth. “The wide selection of apparatus included within the order will assist ShalkiyaZinc save on both CAPEX and OPEX; our new nextSTEP flotation technology will enhance the standard of the concentrates, the SAG mill will present more flexibility, while the automation and digital solutions will additional enable water and vitality financial savings alongside safer operations.”
“After testing and basic design work executed by FLSmidth, we’re pleased to enter this new part of collaboration with the procurement of important applied sciences to improve the productiveness and sustainability of our plant,” says Assel Rakhimova, chief project director of Tau-Ken Samruk. “We imagine in profitable execution and sit up for receiving the ordered gear in accordance with the schedule for installation and to continue working with FLSmidth on commissioning services and spare elements.”
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