Copper factory to be built in Uzbekistan, using experience of Chile, Peru
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.16
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
Uzbekistan’s Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine (MMC) will build a copper processing plant (CPP) using the experience of South American countries, Trend reports citing Uzbek media.
The plant would be built within the project of the "Eshlik-1" copper deposit development.
The plant's processing capacity will reach to 60 million tons of ore per year; its estimated cost is $1.48 billion.
“This will be the first factory of this kind in the CIS. To establish the production correctly, experience of Chile and Peru was studied,” said in the Almalyk MMC.
Russia Tomsk Research and Design Institute "Mineral Processing Technologies" is to present the project by the end of November 2019. Then the process of selecting equipment suppliers will begin.
Within the framework of the project, the institute should also provide for the possibility of processing oxidized ores, slags and tailings waste.
The construction of this factory will also allow increasing the production of molybdenum and gold.
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