PRESS RELEASE: Tungsten exploration and development company W Resources has selected Metso to build a high-capacity crushing plant for its La Parrilla project. With the plant, W Resources aims to increase its capacity, while reducing the quantity of tungsten fines produced.
“The new Metso crushing circuit is a critical component of the La Parrilla site and part of the increase to 2 million tonnes per annum of run-of-mine. This will enable production of 2,500-2,700t per annum of tungsten concentrate. We believe Metso will bring the needed results in terms of design, quality, price and delivery time,” the company stated.
Miguel Santos at Metso Portugal added: “With the new crushing circuit design, W Resources will be able to minimise their production of tungsten fines, which are harder to recover than more coarse material.”
Shutdowns are one of the biggest operation-related causes for lost revenue in the mining industry. To minimise all unplanned downtime during erection, Metso's team of engineers will work closely with the customer on the final layout to ensure the best availability during the whole operation. The new plant will be delivered during the June quarter of 2018.
The €1.2 million (US$1.4 million) order comprises a C130 jaw crusher, a VF500 vibrating feeder, an MB352 rock breaker, three HP300 cone crushers and an MF2473 screen. The full engineering proposal still needs to be submitted to W Resources Plc.