Minerals process and project management company MDM Engineering has been awarded an engineering procurement and construction management contract for a dense-media separation (DMS) plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The DMS plant is for Camrose Resources subsidiary Comide’s Kalukundi site. This 1.2-million-ton-a-year plant will be the first of two DMS units to be built on site, which, when complete, will have a combined yearly output of three-million tons.
“The new relationship with Comide is strategic for MDM, considering the long-standing working relationship with another Camrose Resources subsidiary, Africo Resources,” says MDM CEO Martin Smith.
Early works started simultaneously with the engineering work in August. The first DMS plant is expected to be complete in February and the second is expected to be complete in May.
The cooper/cobalt project is located in the Kolwezi district of Katanga, in the south-east of the DRC.