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MEI Online: Solid-Liquid Separation: Latest News: December 28th 2005


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:: Larox Wins Filter Contracts Worth Over 10 Million EURO

Larox has secured three new significant contracts worth more than a combined 10 million Euro to supply filters to mining and chemical companies in India, South Africa and Chile. Orders were booked for the fourth quarter end of 2005. Deliveries from Finland will take place during 2006.

Tata Chemicals Limited Mithapur plant in Gujarat State in India has placed a repeat order for two units of automatic vertical pressure filters. An order with same magnitude to the Mithapur plant was reported in September this year. Mithapur is the largest and most integrated inorganic chemicals complex in India. It has four main product groups: soda ash, chloro-caustic group, marine chemicals and salt, and cement. This will be the fourth filter delivery from Larox to Tata’s Mithapur plant.

Outokumpu Technology, Finland, has ordered six ceramic disc filters for their Xstrata’s Wonderkop ferrochrome plant extension in South Africa. Outokumpu Technology will supply the core pelletizing and sintering technology consisting of the license, basic engineering and supply of key equipment. The scope also covers the supervision of installation and start-up of the plant as well as training of the operating personnel. With the gross annual production of 1,2 million tonnes chromite pellets the plant, once operational, will be the largest in the world. The plant is expected to reach full capacity by the end of 2007.

Compania Minera del Pacifico S.A. (CMP) in Chile placed an order for three units of ceramic disc filters for iron concentrate filtration and a polishing filter for purification duty. CMP retreats tailings from Phelps Dodge’s El Candelaria copper concentrator to recover magnetite. The filters will be installed in a new port facility of Punta Totoralillo, where the filtration plant is located.




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