Engineering & Mining Journal

NOV 2017

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72 E&MJ • NOVEMBER 2017 SUPPLIERS REPORT Last month at Perumin in Arequipa, one of the main mining exhibitions in Latin America, Metso introduced its latest inno- vations for exceeding the mining industry's efficiency, productivity and sustainability targets. "Our team of experienced special- ists has been discussing these topics and the major trends shaping the industry," said Aldo Cermenati, Metso's senior vice president for the Pacific Rim market area. At Metso's booth, Perumin visitors learned about Metso's offering, rang- ing from energy-efficient, heavy-duty MDR350 mill discharge slurry pumps to Energy-Saving Idlers (ESI) for a variety of mining applications. Metso also partici- pated in a number of technical presenta- tions, panel discussions and "lunch-and- learn" sessions covering the latest themes and trends in minerals processing. Metso Peru has been serving the lo- cal mining industry for nearly 30 years. In Arequipa, Metso operates a service center. Altogether, Metso has around 260 specialists in Peru. Nexans to Power the World's Largest Potash Mine Nexans secured an eight-year contract to provide power cable and support ser- vices for Mosaic's $1.7 billion expansion project, which will make its K3 facility in Canada the world's largest potash mine by 2024. Mosaic chose Nexans for its ability to deliver high-quality, innova- tive cables designed to last longer in the harshest mining environments. Nexans will also provide mine site cable training, education and engineering support. Steven Vermeulen, Nexans executive vice president of Americas, said, "This agreement builds on a 10-year relation- ship between our organizations as well as a strong cooperation with our distribution partner, whose ability to handle logistics and cable management perfectly comple- ments our superior and proven solutions." The first cables, to be delivered in the first quarter of 2018, will be manufac- tured at the Nexans AmerCable facility in El Dorado, Arkansas. Nexans will de- liver more than 1,300 kilometers (km) of CSA-certified cables for K3, including Tiger Brand SHD-GC portable power and mine power feeder cable. Olympic Dam Produces First Copper Cathode From Heap-Leach Pilot Plant Bureau Veritas, a provider of testing, in- spection and certification services, has been working with BHP's Olympic Dam on their heap-leach project since the early de- velopment work commenced in 2012. The test program has advanced from laboratory scale through to the current fully integrat- ed demonstration phase of the project. The BHP Heap Leaching program has provided Bureau Veritas the opportunity to expand their existing capabilities at the Wingfield laboratory in Adelaide, South Australia, to now include comprehensive heap-leaching capability from small-scale through to demonstration scale, as well as other pilot plant facilities for mineral flotation, complex metal extraction and recovery studies. These facilities are used for research and development programs, as well as more routine mining project feasibility studies. With ongoing support, the ini- tiative will help the government push to Metso Presents Latest Innovations at Perumin 2017 The MDR350 slurry pump is designed especially for mill circuits and is made of natural rubber and high-chrome steel, enabling sustained performance and maximum durability for wear components. Metso employs 260 specialists in Peru and operates a service center in Arequipa. Bureau Veritas was recognized by BHP for its participation in Olympic Dam's heap leach pilot project

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