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MEI Online: Plant Operation News: Africa: March 11th 2006


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:: Anglo Platinum Awards FFE Minerals Large Ball Mill Order

FFE Minerals has won a major contract for the supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of two 26' diameter x 38' 6" long gearless ball mills for delivery to Potgiersrust Platinum Mine in the Northern Province of South Africa. Potgietersrust Platinum Mine belongs to the world's largest platinum producer; Anglo Platinum and the ball mills, designed to process 7.2 million metric tons of ore per annum and each having an installed power of 17.5 MW, will be installed in a new concentrator forming part of a 600k TPM expansion that is being project managed by South African engineering company Vhumbanani Projects. The new concentrator is scheduled to commence production at the end of 2007.

These large gearless driven ball mills are amongst the largest in the world and are the second major contract award to FFE Minerals in a six month period for large gearless ball mills destined for installation in Africa.

FFE Minerals is proud to have been selected at the supplier of choice for this major Anglo Platinum project.




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