FLSmidth to supply 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 in the Kyzylorda area of Kazakhstan.
The tools will remodel the plant right into a world-class facility that efficiently separates minerals with a minimised environmental impact.
FLSmidth will supply two underground crushing stations with a materials dealing with system to the process plant, a full package deal of comminution and separation gear, including SAG and ball mills, mill circuit pumps and cyclones, the zinc-lead concentrate flotation and regrinding circuit, including nextSTEP, VXP vertical mills, focus thickeners, and Pneumapress filters, reagents preparation and dosing space. Swipe can be included, in addition to installation and commissioning supervision companies. The new concentrator shall be supported from FLSmidth’s new service supercentre in Karaganda.
Equipment delivery might be completed during 2024, with commissioning set to start by the top of that 12 months.
“We are excited to obtain this first order from ShalkiyaZinc, which highlights our full flowsheet expertise,” says Mikko Keto, Group CEO at FLSmidth. “The wide range of apparatus included in the order will assist ShalkiyaZinc save on each CAPEX and OPEX; our new nextSTEP flotation expertise will improve the quality of the concentrates, the SAG mill will provide more flexibility, whereas the automation and digital solutions will additional enable water and power financial savings alongside safer operations.”
“After testing and primary design work executed by FLSmidth, we are happy to enter this new section of collaboration with the procurement of important applied sciences to enhance the productiveness and sustainability of our plant,” says Assel Rakhimova, chief venture director of Tau-Ken Samruk. “We believe in profitable execution and look forward to receiving the ordered tools based on the schedule for set up and to continue working with FLSmidth on commissioning companies and spare components.”
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