Anax Metals Limited has appointed Gekko Systems as process plant design consultant to assist with the design process of a polymetallic sulphide concentrator plant at the Whim Creek copper mine in Western Australia, Gekko says.
The concentrator plant will be designed to process approximately 320,000 t/y of pre-concentrate, with feedstock for the concentrator consisting of primary sorted ore and upgraded fines from the gravity circuit.
Anax plans to design the process plant and associated infrastructure such that it may be fabricated and assembled on skids, in a factory, prior to transportation and installation on site. This strategy delivers many significant benefits and reduces site related construction risks.
Anax’s Managing Director, Geoff Laing, said: “We are very pleased to be working with the Gekko team and look forward to delivering a cost-effective modular plant for Whim Creek. Modularisation is a key element of the ‘Anax Blueprint’ which is expected to deliver leveraged outcomes to our projects.”