(General Information Release February 2006)

Romeral V-Cells

CMPam04MMS recently successfully commissioned a two stage Imhoflot plant for the Romeral iron ore operation owned by Compania Mineral Pacifico (CMP) of La Serena, Chile. As part of the contract MMS supplied engineering and process know-how. The engineering for the installation was undertaken directly by the client. The flotation plant incorporates two 5.2m diameter Imhoflot V-Cells and has a design capacity of 965m3/h (420 tph). The process is based on reverse flotation to remove silica impurities from the iron ore concentrate and is similar to that previously supplied by MMS for CMP’s Huasco pelletising operation.