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Arrium, Australia

ClientArrium
Mineral TypeIron Ore
LocationAustralia
Timeframe2008 - 2013

Arrium engaged Mineral Technologies’ expertise from concept through design and execution. Awarded the EPC contract in 2010 for the Iron Duke plant, Mineral Technologies and its parent Downer delivered the construction phase. Based on Mineral Technologies’ extensive testwork on the project, the total solution also included a process guarantee which significantly reduced project risk for Arrium. Due to the success of the Iron Baron project, Mineral Technologies was engaged to deliver a complete solution including testwork, design, delivery and commissioning for the new Iron Duke spiral processing plant which was completed in 2013.

Smart Engineering

Extensive testwork over a 2-year period combined with robust industrial mining technologies and clever design have resulted in cost effective beneficiation process plant design for Arrium’s Iron Baron and Iron Duke projects.

The challenge for these projects was managing the high variability of the low-grade tailings stockpiles. Mineral Technologies’ know-how and experience in metallurgical testwork was a key part of the solution, uncovering a number of beneficiation options. The extensive testwork delivered process designs utilising the latest HC33 gravity separation spiral technology to achieve cost effective solutions.

The Iron Baron plant is beneficiating highly variable low-grade ore from a nominal 50% Fe to an Fe content of 64%. At full feed capacity the plant is capable of 2.2mtpa production capacity.

These new projects for Arrium are further evidence of an emerging trend across Australia to beneficiate low-grade tailings stockpiles to produce high-grade ore.

Highlights

  • Variable, low grade tailings stockpiles beneficiated to deliver high grade Iron Ore product
  • Whole Plant Delivery - Fully integrated processing solutions from concept to operation
  • EPC project

Head Office

Carrara, Gold Coast,
Queensland

T +61 7 5569 1300

Western Australia

West Perth

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South Australia

Adelaide

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South Africa

Alton, Richards Bay

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Florida

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South America

Belo Horizonte,
Brazil

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India

Kolkata, West Bengal

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