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 in the Kyzylorda area of Kazakhstan.
The tools will transform the plant right into a world-class facility that efficiently separates minerals with a minimised environmental impact.
FLSmidth will supply two underground crushing stations with a supplies dealing with system to the method plant, a full bundle of comminution and separation equipment, including SAG and ball mills, mill circuit pumps and cyclones, the zinc-lead concentrate flotation and regrinding circuit, including nextSTEP, VXP vertical mills, focus thickeners, and Pneumapress filters, reagents preparation and dosing space. Full plant automation is also included, as well as installation and commissioning supervision companies. The new concentrator shall be supported from FLSmidth’s new service supercentre in Karaganda.
Equipment delivery will be completed throughout 2024, with commissioning set to start by the top of that year.
“We are excited to obtain this primary order from ShalkiyaZinc, which highlights our full flowsheet expertise,” says Mikko Keto, Group CEO at FLSmidth. “ เกจวัดแรงดันน้ำ10บาร์ of apparatus included within the order will assist ShalkiyaZinc save on each CAPEX and OPEX; our new nextSTEP flotation expertise will enhance the quality of the concentrates, the SAG mill will present extra flexibility, whereas the automation and digital solutions will further allow water and vitality savings alongside safer operations.”
“After testing and primary design work executed by FLSmidth, we’re pleased to enter this new part of collaboration with the procurement of crucial technologies to enhance the productiveness and sustainability of our plant,” says Assel Rakhimova, chief venture director of Tau-Ken Samruk. “We believe in profitable execution and look forward to receiving the ordered gear according to the schedule for set up and to continue working with FLSmidth on commissioning companies and spare parts.”