Fluor to install mill at Indonesian copper and gold mine

With the additional SAG mill, the milling capacity will be approximately 240,000 tonnes per day
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With the additional SAG mill, the milling capacity will be approximately 240,000 tonnes per day

Engineering and construction company Fluor has announced that Fluor Petrosea Joint Organisation (FPJO), its joint venture with Petrosea, has been selected by PT Freeport Indonesia to install a new grinding mill at the Grasberg copper and gold mining district in the Papua province of Indonesia.

The company said the FPJO would construct a third semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill adjacent to the existing milling facilities as the mining district continues to ramp up underground production primarily from the Deep Mill Level Zone and Grasberg Block Cave mines.

With the additional SAG mill, the milling capacity will be approximately 240,000 tonnes per day, the company claimed.

President of Fluor's Mining and Metals business, Tony Morgan, said the new mill would build on "other major projects" Fluor has built at Grasberg since the 1980s.

"We value the trust we have earned over the decades with the Freeport team and are proud to expand our global footprint in the industry as a solutions provider for the global copper demand."

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