The new flotation technology will improve the quality of concentrates at the Shalkiya MPP

ShalkiyaZinc JSC will purchase the technological equipment for the mine and processing plant from the world leader in the field of engineering, equipment production and technical support – FLSmidth.

The equipment was selected in such a way that, while reducing capital and operating costs, ensure additional savings of water and energy, safety of operation and minimization of potential negative impact on the environment.

Mikko Keto, the CEO of the Group of Companies and President of Mining FLSmidth division: “Our new NeXTSTEP™ flotation technology will improve the quality of concentrates, the SAG mill will provide greater flexibility, and automation and digital solutions will ensure additional water and energy savings along with operational safety.”

FLSmidth is a transatlantic company operating in 60 countries around the world and declaring a goal in the field of sustainable development to achieve zero emissions in the mining industry by 2030.

Assel Rakhimova, the Chief Project Management Director of JSC NMC Tau-Ken Samruk: “The contract value is USD136 250 thousand.  The delivery should be completed during 2023-2024 with the subsequent commissioning of the equipment.”

FLSmidth will supply two underground crushing stations in Shalkiya with a system for transporting materials to the processing plant, a complete set of equipment for grinding and separation, including semi-self-recovery mills and ball mills, pumps and cyclones, equipment for the flotation cycle and additional grinding of lead-zinc concentrate, flotation machines with NeXTSTEP™ technology, VXP® vertical mills, concentrate thickeners and Pneumapress® filters, equipment for the preparation and dosing of reagents. The contract also provides for full automation of the plant, installation and commissioning services, as well as a technological guarantee. The new FLS service center in Karaganda and at the Shalkiya mine shall provide technical support.

For information: ShalkiyaZinc JSC is a 100% subsidiary of JSC NMC Tau-Ken Samruk

The Shalkiya field is located 17 km northeast of Zhanakorgan in Kyzylorda region in the south of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The volume of ore reserves is 104 million tons of lead-zinc ore (3.4 million tons of zinc, 0.9 million tons of lead in ore).