CuDeco (CDU) is pleased to advise its shareholders that a contract for the Basic Engineering Design for the Rocklands Group Copper Project located near Cloncurry in NW Queensland, Australia, has been signed between CuDeco Ltd and Sinosteel Equipment and Engineering Co Ltd.
The contract covers the design and engineering for the copper/gold/cobalt concentrator plant and auxiliary facilities, based on a production throughput of 10,000 tonnes per day. The basic design covers, primary and secondary crushing, high pressure grinding rolls tertiary crushing, screening, gravity separation, grinding circuit, flotation circuits, concentrate filter circuit, tailings thickening and pumping and fire protection. The service facilities also covered in the contract include process water systems, control systems, electrical distribution including main transformers and substations, tailings slurry pipeline and tailings water return including pumping stations, and reagent storage facilities.
The process design is to be based on process flow sheets and equipment sizing data provided by Lycopodium Minerals Queensland Pty Ltd, which is responsible for the completion of the DFS currently in its final stages.
Sinosteel is the second largest mining, manufacturing and contracting company in the Republic of China with an annual turnover of $US20b annually.