Engineering firm secures large plant order

28th February 2020

Engineering firm secures large plant order

GOLD STANDARD PROCESSING FLSmidth will supply equipment across the complete flowsheet as well as including a complete plant electrical and automation package.

Engineering company FLSmidth will supply a new gold processing plant to JSC Pavlik in the Magadan region, in the east of Russia. The order, valued at around R626-million, will be booked in the first quarter of 2020. The planned seven-million-tonne-a-year plant will operate alongside the highly successful processing plant supplied by FLSmidth in the 2013/14 financial year.

FLSmidth will supply equipment across the complete flowsheet, including materials handling, flotation, gravity concentrators, screens, gold leaching, dewatering, pumps, cyclones, valves, instruments and reagent systems. The order also includes a complete electrical and automation package.

The contract follows the successful partnership with JSC Pavlik for Line 1, for which FLSmidth designed and supplied all the main process equipment. This single-source approach for the original plant proved very successful for the customer and the company suggests that the new order reflects JSC Pavlik’s satisfaction with FLSmidth and the results to date.

“We are delighted to receive this order from gold ore company JSC Pavlik and the Arlan Group,” FLSmidth mining president Manfred Schaffer commented earlier this month.

“Receiving a repeat order with a prominent miner reflects the importance that FLSmidth puts on the development of state-of-the-art mining equipment and into maintaining a close partnership with our customers throughout the full life cycle of a mine.”

Schaffer added that the order “is a clear indication of the customer’s satisfaction with FLSmidth” as the single-source supplier of the original gold processing plant and the company’s dedication in delivering productivity to the market.

“We want to thank FLSmidth’s team for the hard, detailed work that was completed throughout the timeline of the order. We are familiar with FLSmidth’s equipment since the start of Pavlik and we trust their quality and transparency,” JSC Pavlik VP Artyom Bolshakov commented at the time.

FLSmidth was awarded the engineering contract in 2019 with the equipment supply starting in the fourth quarter of this calendar year. The plant is expected to reach operation in late 2021 or early 2022.