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GOLD: Lydian chooses Cat, Sandvik, ABB, Azmet for Amulsar project

ARMENIA – Lydian International of Toronto has let the major contracts for its Amulsar gold project. The contracts cover the mining fleet, materials handling system, gold recovery plant, electrical systems, and worker accommodations

Construction of the water channel at Amulsar.

Zeppelin International will supply Caterpillar mobile mining equipment including haul trucks, shovels, tractors, loaders, dozers and support equipment. Mine production will be 25 million total tonnes in the first year of operation, and additional equipment will be added later to bring the average mining capacity up to 35 million t/y. Deliveries will begin Q3 2017.

Sandvik will supply the materials handling system including the crushing and screening plant as well as the 5.6-km overland conveyor, storage reclaim and truck loadout feed system. The crushing and screening plant includes a vibrating feeder, a primary jaw crusher and three secondary cone crushers.

ABB is supplying the electrical substations as well as designing and supplying the equipment and materials to electrify the plant. The installation includes the distribution grid, automation and process control, motors and drive systems, and premanufactured electrical rooms.

Azmet Technology & Projects won the contract for design and supply of the adsorption, desorption and recovery plant. The ADR plant will treat up to 1,100 m3/h of pregnant solution. Four tonnes of loaded carbon will be eluted twice per day in a pressurized circuit, which will be followed by zinc precipitation. The gold- and silver -bearing precipitate will then be smelted in a gas fired furnace to produce doré bars.

Renco and Renco Armestate is supplying the 680-bed accommodations with occupation to begin in Q2 2017.

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