FLSmidth Minerals has signed multiple contracts totaling approximately US$65 million with Vancouver, Canada based Goldcorp to supply crushing and grinding equipment, flotation cells, and hydrocyclones for the production of silver-gold-zinc at their Penasquito Operation in Zacatecas, Mexico.
FLSmidth Minerals (previously known as FFE Minerals) is a leading supplier of large gyratory crushers, SAG mills and ball mills in the minerals processing industries, and with the recent acquisition of Dorr-Oliver Eimco, Krebs, RAHCO, and KOCH, is now a leading solutions supplier of process systems for World-Class minerals processing operations.
FLSmidth minerals process equipment to be supplied consists of:
- One Fuller-Traylor® 60 inch x 113 inch Gyratory Crusher
- Two Fuller-Traylor® 38 foot x 23 foot Gearless SAG Mills
- Four Fuller-Traylor® 24 foot x 37.5 foot Dual Pinion Ball Mills
- 33 WEMCO® 257m³ SmartCell™ Flotation Cells (roughers and scavengers)
- A combination of smaller WEMCO and Dorr-Oliver¬ Flotation Cells (cleaners)
- 24 Krebs® gMAX33® Cyclones
The Fuller-Traylor Gyratory Crusher and Mills supplied to Penasquito are some of the largest crushers and mills existent in the world today. The two lines combined will be able to process 130,000 tonnes per day of ore making the installation the largest plant installed under one roof at one time. The SAG mills will be driven by Gearless Motor Drives rated at 18MW each.
The Krebs gMAX Cyclone Technology incorporates high-capacity hydrocyclone banks capable of producing finer and sharper particle separations, previously only achievable with smaller diameter hydrocyclones. This new technology Cyclone has quickly become the industry standard offering improved performance, reduced wear life, and equating to lower installed capital and operating costs.
First installed in Chile in 2003, the 257m³ SmartCell Flotation Technology has proven successful in many areas of the world exceeding hydrodynamic and metallurgical performance of smaller cells. With this order of 33 SmartCells, Penasquito joins the list of premier installations for large cell technology.
“These orders confirm the strength of the new FLSmidth Minerals and the success of integration of Dorr-Oliver Eimco, as these orders are among the first to unite both FLSmidth Minerals and Dorr-Oliver Eimco core technology equipment,” Group CEO Jørgen Huno Rasmussen comments.
Shipping has commenced and will continue through start in late 2008 with all delivery finalized in 2009.