FLSmidth says US$125 million of underground and surface comminution and processing equipment ordered by ShalkiyaZinc in Kazakhstan will be delivered in 2024 and commissioned before the end of that year.
The Danish manufacturer is supplying two underground crushing stations and a materials handling system to the process plant, plus SAG and ball mills, mill circuit pumps and cyclones, a zinc-lead concentrate flotation and regrinding circuit. FLSmidth said VXP vertical mills, concentrate thickeners, and Pneumapress filters were all on order.
The plant will be fully automated and the manufacturer is providing installation and commissioning supervision services.
“The new concentrator will be supported from FLSmidth’s new in-country service supercentre in Karaganda,” the manufacturer said.
ShalkiyaZinc’s zinc and lead operation is in the Kyzylorda region in southern Kazakhstan.