Finnish mining equipment supplier Metso is set to supply minerals processing technology worth €17mn to Sandfire Resources for a copper concentrator at its Motheo site in Botswana.
Sandfire’s greenfield plant will be built in the Kalahari region with an annual capacity of 3.2mn mt of copper concentrate. Metso will provide equipment like pebble crushers, an SAG mill, a fine grinding mill and high-rate thickeners. It estimates the expansion capacity to be around 5.2mn mt, according to a statement on Apr 12.
The concentrator is expected to be commissioned by late 2022 or early 2023.
(€1 = $1.19)