Danish mining equipment company FLSmidth has received an order from Hindustan Zinc Limited to design and supply the main process equipment across the flowsheet for a lead-zinc concentrator plant.
The company will deliver all the key process equipment for a newly modernised beneficiation plant that will replace the previous facility.
The equipment includes rod-ball mills, flotation cells, thickeners, hydro cyclones, Pneumapress filters, slurry samplers, process control valves/instruments and tagged electricals.
Additionally, it will also include digital and automation solutions such as an online slurry analyser, advanced process control and automation, and the PlantVision tool.
The company explained that the plant performance is backed by a bench-scale test conducted at the FLSmidth Minerals Testing & Research Center, Salt Lake City.
Mikko Keto, President of Mining at FLSmidth, described digital technology as "a crucial tool" for process optimisation. It allows for greater efficiency in resource use, better throughput and an improvement in sustainable productivity.
"We are also excited to supply the first flotation cells with nextSTEP™ rotor/stator in this region and to be providing digital and automation solutions, which include an advanced automation control for the lead-zinc concentrator," he said.
FLSmidth will complete the delivery of the equipment and plant commissioning before the end of 2022 when the plant will be ready to process the first feed. The value of the order has not been disclosed.