FLSmidth has signed a DKK950 million contract with ShalkiyaZinc to produce mineral processing tools, together with mill circuit pumps, for a greenfield zinc-lead concentrator at its zinc and lead mine in the Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan.
The equipment will remodel the plant into a world-class facility that efficiently separates minerals with a minimised environmental influence.
FLSmidth will provide two underground crushing stations with a materials handling system to the process plant, a full package deal of comminution and separation gear, together with SAG and ball mills, mill circuit pumps and cyclones, the zinc-lead focus flotation and regrinding circuit, together with nextSTEP, VXP vertical mills, focus thickeners, and Pneumapress filters, reagents preparation and dosing area. Full plant automation is also included, in addition to set up and commissioning supervision providers. The new concentrator will be supported from FLSmidth’s new service supercentre in Karaganda.
Equipment delivery might be accomplished throughout 2024, with commissioning set to start by the top of that yr.
“We are excited to receive this first order from ShalkiyaZinc, which highlights our full flowsheet experience,” says Mikko Keto, Group CEO at FLSmidth. “The wide selection of equipment included within the order will assist ShalkiyaZinc save on both CAPEX and OPEX; our new nextSTEP flotation technology will improve the quality of the concentrates, the SAG mill will provide extra flexibility, while the automation and digital options will additional allow water and power savings alongside safer operations.”
“After testing and fundamental design work executed by FLSmidth, we’re pleased to enter this new part of collaboration with the procurement of crucial applied sciences to improve the productivity and sustainability of our plant,” says Assel Rakhimova, chief venture director of Tau-Ken Samruk. “ เกจวัดแรงดันลม10bar believe in profitable execution and look ahead to receiving the ordered equipment based on the schedule for installation and to continue working with FLSmidth on commissioning providers and spare elements.”