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MEI Online: Solid-Liquid Separation: Latest News: February 7th 2007


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:: Larox Wins Contracts in Australia and Chile

Larox has received two major orders for filtration equipment with ancillaries from mining and engineering companies in Australia and Chile. Total value of the orders is approximately 9.2 million euros. Deliveries will take place during 2007.

Oxiana Limited, the owner of the Prominent Hill copper-gold project in South Australia has ordered a large size Larox PF Automatic Pressure Filter for copper concentrate filtration. Construction of the new mine has commenced with production expected to commence in the second half of 2008. In its early years the mine is expected to produce 104,000 tonnes of copper in concentrate and 115,000 ounces of gold per annum.

SNC-Lavalin Chile S.A. has ordered several units of different filter types and a large package of ancillaries for the Cobre Las Cruces S.A.ís greenfield copper project in Spain. The Larox delivery scope includes a large size Larox PF filter, Pannevis RB horizontal belt filters and Scheibler polishing filters for various applications in the leaching, solvent extraction and electrowinning process. Cobre Las Cruces S.A. which is 70 % owned by Inmet Mining Corporation and 30 % by Leucadia National Corporation is scheduled to begin production in early 2008. The plant will have a design capacity of 72,000 tonnes of copper per year.




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