WESTERN AUSTRALIA - FLSMIDTH has received a contract worth over Aus$170 million with AUROX RESOURCES to supply a complete minerals processing plant and related port facilities for the treatment of magnetite iron ore. The plant will be located in the West Pilbara region. It is designed to produce initially up to 6.0 million t/y of magnetite concentrate, with the capability of expanding to 10.0 million tonnes.
FLSMIDTH MINERALS will supply the complete plant as well as materials-handling systems from the mine through the processing plant to the ship-loading conveyor. Several FLSmidth companies and divisions are participating in the project as equipment and technology suppliers.
The scope of supply includes, among other things, a mobile gyratory crusher station, ore stockpiling and reclaiming equipment as well as concentrate stacking, reclaiming and ship-loading equipment, SAG and ball mills, cyclones and pumps, concentrate and tailings-thickening as well as clarification and filtration equipment and complete plant automation. FLSmidth Minerals will also provide services to co-ordinate construction, equipment installation and plant commissioning.
By choosing the FLSmidth model, Aurox will reduce the project time by approximately six months, according to the manufacturer. The plant will be commissioned in Q3 2010.
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