Metal and Mineral Processing
IMC’s experience is very broadly based and covers a wide range of minerals, metals and energy sector deposits.
The consultant has provided services in all aspects of mineral processing and the following brief profiles represent a few of the recent and most significant projects undertaken in this sector and have been selected to illustrate the breadth and geographic spread of the company's experience:
- Nokkundi Iron Ore Specimen
Pakistan: 2005 – Ongoing
Investigating beneficiation of magnetic iron ore from the Nokkundi deposit for Bolan Mining Enterprises, carrying out a phased study including sampling and laboratory tests to develop an optimised flow sheet, pilot plant tests with a 30 tonne bulk sample, followed by an engineering study including layout of equipment, arrangement drawings, technical specifications, determination of relevant economic parameters for the future operation.
- Rock Salt Conveyor at Heilbronn Mine
Germany: 1998 - Ongoing
Assisting Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke AG, Heilbronn to develop alternative cleaning technologies for rock salt production comprising of laboratory analysis and pilot plant tests, studies and basic engineering of technological alternatives and modifications of special areas of process control and automation of the plant. The client also requested checks and reports about possible risks of contaminations of the saleable products on the complete transport and handling route, from underground mining via hoisting, storing, preparation, until the loading on ships, rail cars and trucks.
- Dilband Iron Ore Deposit
Pakistan: 2003 – 2004
Prepared a feasibility study on the beneficiation of oolitic iron ore from the Dilband deposit in the province of Beluchistan for Bolan Mining Enterprises. Carried out a phased study including sampling and laboratory tests, to develop an optimised flow sheet with pilot tests on a 30 tonne bulk sample and prepared an engineering study for the plant layout including cost estimates.
- Smelting Process
Poland: 2002 – 2003
Investigated the re-processing of a waste dump of the former ferrochrome smelting plant „Siechnica“ located in Wroclaw, containing approximately 3.5 Mt of slag with 4.5% of recoverable ferrochrome. The objective of the study was to determine an environmentally compatible, economic process for transformation of the slag into individual saleable products.
Kazakhstan: 2000 – 2001
Assigned the task to increase the capacity of the Zairemsky GOK manganese ore processing plant from 600,000 to 1,200,000 tpa. The consultants task lay in remodelling the plant during the on-going operation, carrying out a bottleneck analyses, process optimisation, plant design, procurement of equipment, supervision of implementation and commissioning.