Technip has been selected to provide its Dorr Oliver FluoSolids roaster system for Poland-based mining company KGHM’s Glogow I copper smelter optimisation project.
The 480t per day system will include the roaster, dry concentrate feeder and calcine cooler, and in-bed steam coils for cogeneration of electricity.
These components will remove organic carbon and sulphide sulphur from copper concentrate, reduce smelter emissions and improve copper production at the site.
Under the contract, Technip will also provide erection supervision, commissioning, and startup, as well as training assistance to KGHM.
Scheduled for completion in 2017, the project will be carried out by Technip’s operating centre in Claremont, California, US.
Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology president Stan Knez said: “Technip’s extensive experience in roasting technology along with our proven ability to meet a demanding schedule makes us uniquely qualified for this important project.”
The Glogow copper smelter produces cathode copper as well as silver, gold, and concentrates of platinum group metals.
Construction of the refinery began in 1968 and was commissioned in July 1971. Production capacity during that period was 160,000t of electrolytic copper per year.
Technip recently installed the system at the Koniambo Nickel in New Caledonia and Vale’s Copper Cliff smelter in Ontario, Canada.