Outotec will supply its modular VSF X copper solvent extraction plant to Sicomines' project near Kolwezi in Lualaba province, with its scope including basic engineering, technology and equipment deliveries, as well as commissioning and start-up.
The plant is designed to handle flows from 100 m³/h up to 10 000 m³/h and metal content from 1g/l up to 50g/l, according to company information, while the modular system can reduce lead time by 20%.
"We look forward to working with Sicomines on this project. We will be happy to deliver the technology package including our modern VSF X modular concept and benefits that come with it - a fast-track delivery and installation as well as environmentally friendly and safe performance of the plant," said Kalle Härkki, head of Outotec's Metals Refining business.
"The Sicomines project will be a great reference for Outotec in the active African copper/cobalt market."