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

FLSmidth has signed a DKK950 million contract with ShalkiyaZinc to supply mineral processing gear, together with mill circuit pumps, for a greenfield zinc-lead concentrator at its zinc and lead mine within the Kyzylorda area of Kazakhstan.
The gear will remodel the plant into a world-class facility that effectively separates minerals with a minimised environmental impression.
FLSmidth will provide two underground crushing stations with a materials handling system to the process plant, a full package deal of comminution and separation equipment, together with 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 area. Full plant automation can be included, in addition to installation and commissioning supervision services. The new concentrator might be supported from FLSmidth’s new service supercentre in Karaganda.
Untold shall be completed throughout 2024, with commissioning set to begin by the end of that 12 months.
“We are excited to receive this first order from ShalkiyaZinc, which highlights our full flowsheet expertise,” says Mikko Keto, Group CEO at FLSmidth. “The wide selection of equipment included within the order will help ShalkiyaZinc save on each CAPEX and OPEX; our new nextSTEP flotation expertise will improve the quality of the concentrates, the SAG mill will present extra flexibility, whereas the automation and digital solutions will further enable water and vitality savings alongside safer operations.”
“After Recession-proof and basic 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 consider in profitable execution and sit up for receiving the ordered gear according to the schedule for set up and to proceed working with FLSmidth on commissioning companies and spare components.”
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