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Iluka Resources - Flocculant Plant Installation

Iluka Resources Limited
Cataby | Western Australia
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Project Overview

date completed
February 2019

Iluka Resources Limited are developing a new mine at Cataby. The mine will produce approximately 5.4 million tonnes of Heavy Mineral Concentrate (HMC) over an expected mine life of 9 years. Down-stream processing of HMC will occur at Ilukas Mineral Separations Plants (MSPs) at Capel and Narngulu. The Cataby deposit is situated 150 km north of Perth and 17 km west of Dandaragan. It is adjacent to the Brand Hwy with the proposed main processing area south of Caro rd.

Client Overview

Iluka Resources Limited was formed in 1998 with the company operations in the South west of Western Australia stretching up to the mid west.

Iluka is a multinational company that delivers mineral sands to various industries, products include Zircon, Titanium, iron and carbon

Scope of Work

The Flocculant Plant installation is made up of the site erection of the following elements:

·      Dry powder Storage and Transfer System

·      Flocculant Batching and Transfer System

·      Flocculant Storage and Dosing System

·      Stair tower

·      Fabrication and installation of pipe supports

·      Installation of interconnecting pipework.

The Flocculant Plant will form part of a complex, state-of-the-art mineral and chemical processing facility.

This contract was established due to SIMPEC’s unwavering focus on ensuring our customer needs are met and our teams work safely each and every day.

Key Facts

  • Total storage capacity of the tanks is greater than 1,600 m3
  • 3 tanks and 1 silo installed
  • Largest tank - 10m diameter x 10m high
  • 4 pump skids
  • Over 200m piping
  • Mixing tank fabricated offsite and lifting into location‍
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