The document was signed by Chairman of the Board of Directors of Baikal Mining Company Mr. Valery Kazikaev and President and CEO of Outotec Mr.Markku Teräsvasara.
The Protocol of Entry into Force of the Agreement between Baikal Mining Company and Outotec stipulates supply of a set of Process Equipment for Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Plant totaling to approximately EURO 250 mn.
As Mr.Kazikaev stated: “A unique flotation and hydrometallurgical Udokan ore processing flowsheet including bulk and sulphide flotation, leaching, Solvent Extraction (SX) and Electrowinning (EW) was developed as a result of long-term research performed by BMC together with major Russian and international engineering companies.”
Outotec equipment was selected for the implementation of this ore processing flowsheet.
“We are happy to enter into cooperation with Baikal Mining Company on such a significant project. Our high-end technologies and competent service shall enable Baikal Mining Company to develop consistently and improve production efficiency,” noted President and CEO of Outotec Mr.Markku Teräsvasara.
Outotec`s experience and technologies allow to automate the process as much as possible.
Flotation cells with the capacity varying from 20 m3 to 300 m3 shall be used for flotation beneficiation of ores.
Hydrometallurgical processing shall employ reactors, high-compression thickeners, modular SX units and EW equipment.
Modular SX units allow to reduce the construction period by 20%.
A fully-automatic cathode withdrawal and loading crane and cathode stripping machine shall be applied for copper EW.
According to Mr.Kazikaev, Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Plant shall be the first plant in Russia to use these technologies that are notable for ore processing potential irrespective of the quality and oxidation of the ore and achieving high process performance. 07 June 2019