FLSmidth to offer mineral processing technologies for zinc-lead concentrator in Kazakhstan

FLSmidth has signed a DKK950 million contract with ShalkiyaZinc to supply mineral processing gear, including mill circuit pumps, for a greenfield zinc-lead concentrator at its zinc and lead mine in the Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan.
The equipment will transform the plant right into a world-class facility that efficiently separates minerals with a minimised environmental influence.
In record time will provide two underground crushing stations with a supplies dealing with system to the method plant, a full bundle of comminution and separation tools, together with SAG and ball mills, mill circuit pumps and cyclones, the zinc-lead focus flotation and regrinding circuit, including nextSTEP, VXP vertical mills, concentrate thickeners, and Pneumapress filters, reagents preparation and dosing space. Full plant automation can additionally be included, as nicely as installation and commissioning supervision providers. The new concentrator will be supported from FLSmidth’s new service supercentre in Karaganda.
Equipment delivery will be accomplished during 2024, with commissioning set to begin out by the top of that year.
“We are excited to receive this primary order from ShalkiyaZinc, which highlights our full flowsheet experience,” says Mikko Keto, Group CEO at FLSmidth. “The wide selection of kit included within the order will help ShalkiyaZinc save on both CAPEX and OPEX; our new nextSTEP flotation technology will enhance the standard of the concentrates, the SAG mill will provide extra flexibility, while the automation and digital options will additional allow water and vitality savings alongside safer operations.”
“After testing and basic design work executed by FLSmidth, we are happy to enter this new section of collaboration with the procurement of important technologies to improve the productiveness and sustainability of our plant,” says Assel Rakhimova, chief project director of Tau-Ken Samruk. “We imagine in profitable execution and sit up for receiving the ordered tools according to the schedule for installation and to continue working with FLSmidth on commissioning services and spare components.”
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