Lundin Mining, Metso sign a contract

Lundin Mining has awarded a contract to Metso for the Somincor Zinc Expansion Project at Neves-Corvo mine in Portugal. With the Zinc Expansion Project, Lundin Mining expects to expand production from the existing mining areas and from the deeper, higher-grade zinc deposit Lombador Phase 2.

Planning to expand the existing zinc plant from its current capacity of approximately 1.1 MT per year to 2.5 MT, along with further development of Lombador Phase 2, the company signed contracts with Metso for the purchase of a C120 jaw crusher, flotation cells and filter presses.

Ore from Lombador Phase 1 and 2 will be extracted using a new materials handling system, comprising a Metso C120 primary jaw crusher located on the 280-260 level. While developing LP2, the existing zinc plant will be expanded and upgraded. A new 8.5 MW SAG mill, previously purchased, will take care of primary grinding, while secondary grinding will be carried out using a repurposed existing mill ahead of new lead and zinc flotation cells. For this, Metso will deliver 19 RCS flotation cells, each with a capacity of 100 m³.

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