FLSmidth to provide mineral processing applied sciences for zinc-lead concentrator in Kazakhstan

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 area of Kazakhstan.
The tools will transform the plant right into a world-class facility that effectively separates minerals with a minimised environmental impression.
FLSmidth will provide two underground crushing stations with a supplies dealing with system to the process plant, a full package 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, concentrate thickeners, and Pneumapress filters, reagents preparation and dosing area. Full plant automation is also included, in addition to installation and commissioning supervision providers. The new concentrator shall be supported from FLSmidth’s new service supercentre in Karaganda.
Equipment supply will be completed throughout 2024, with commissioning set to begin out by the top of that yr.
“We are excited to obtain this primary order from ShalkiyaZinc, which highlights our full flowsheet experience,” says Mikko Keto, Group CEO at FLSmidth. “The big selection of apparatus included in the order will assist ShalkiyaZinc save on both CAPEX and OPEX; our new nextSTEP flotation know-how will improve the standard of the concentrates, the SAG mill will present more flexibility, while the automation and digital options will additional enable water and vitality financial savings alongside safer operations.”

“After เพรสเชอร์เกจ and primary design work executed by FLSmidth, we are pleased to enter this new part of collaboration with the procurement of critical technologies to improve the productivity and sustainability of our plant,” says Assel Rakhimova, chief challenge director of Tau-Ken Samruk. “We consider in successful execution and sit up for receiving the ordered gear according to the schedule for set up and to proceed working with FLSmidth on commissioning companies and spare components.”