Maelgwyn Mineral Services Ltd (MMS) can announce that it has been awarded a contract to supply the flotation process plant for the Beyondie Sulphate of Potash (SoP) project in Western Australia. The project is being developed by ASX – listed Kalium Lakes Limited (https://www.kaliumlakes.com.au/). The mining tenure is spread over approximately 240,000 ha and is located approximately 160km from the iron ore producing town of Newman and 200km north of the base metals and gold mining areas of Wiluna. The project is expected to deliver a premium suite of granular and soluble products containing more than 51% K2O and less than 0.5% chloride.
Whilst MMS has supplied many potash flotation plants in Europe, particularly in Belarus, this will its first supply outside the continent and its largest flotation plant in Australia. MMS worked with German process engineering experts K-UTEC AG Salt technologies to be awarded the contract. It demonstrated the superior flotation performance of Imhoflot over other flotation cells by nominally increasing the predicted overall potassium recovery from 72% to 91% in the final process design. MMS’s contract covers the supply of the conditioning vessels and Imhoflot Hybrid IMF H40 flotation cells, including all piping and instrumentation. The Beyondie project will initially produce 90,000 tpa of SoP but Kalium Lakes will twin the process plant to incrementally phase the project to ramp up to 180,000 tpa of SoP production. MMS’s equipment supply will be delivered in Q1 of 2020.