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Another block of Multotec separators ordered for VMMP
12.10.2018The equipment with help increase extraction of kyanite-sillimanite concentrate and reduce consumption of natural gas at the processing plant.
The separators will be installed at the gravitation site, tells Oleksiy Ryabinin, Chief Engineer of Vilnohirsk Mining and Metallurgical Plant, a subsidiary of PJSC UMCC. “A block from 4 triple-charged spiral separators with 7 propellers will arrive at the Vilnohirsk subsidiary in January next year,” he says. This will be the fourth block of separators of this brand that the company has acquired for the branch.
Cooperation with the well-known African company Multotec began in 2017, with VMMP getting the first separator block with 8 triple-charged spiral separators from 8 propellers worth UAH 2.6 million. It was installed at the disintegration site in order to extract valuable components from the tailings of the processing production (PP). Also, separators of the same brand were additionally installed from our Irshansk subsidiary – IMPP - at the molding sand production site (MSPS).
It was expected that the Irshansk separators would help the plant obtain a new brand of damp sands BC-30, which could be sold to the glass producers. Prior to that, the plant did not produce such products.
The equipment passed testing and showed good results, says Oleksandr Prokopenko, Director of VMMP. “That is why we addressed the company’s management with substantiation of the necessity of further reconstruction of the processing production, providing it with Multotec separators,” he says.
The company’s management reviewed Vilnohirsk’s proposal and also took into account performance indicators for the period after Multotec separators were installed and decided to invest into further modernization of the plant, tells Oleksandr Gladushko, Acting Chairman of the Board of PJSC UMCC.
This year, according to the investment plant, three Multotec separators will be purchased and installed at the disintegration site, gravitation and the molding sand production site, tells the head of the company. The aforementioned Multotec is one of them. “The total cost of the equipment under the agreement with the supplier will be UAH 6.9 million,” says Gladushko.
“Together with the block purchased last year, the investments into Multotec separators will amount to UAH 9.6 million in 2017-2018, of which UAH 6.035 million has already been paid by the company” stated Gladushko. On October 12, the company made a prepayment for three separators in the amount of UAH 3.4 million. Thus, the company needs to pay UAH 3.5 mn more for the four Multotec separator blocks, in order to fully equip the processing plant with new equipment.
Acting chairman of the board believes that investments into the processing production are priority, taking into account the age of the separators, operating at the plant and future prospects of VMMP.
“We are looking into the future of the subsidiary, i.e. transitioning to processing of tailings and stripped titanium ore. That is why, measures need to be taken to improve extraction indicators and reduce consumption of energy resources, and maintain performance of the subsidiary at the best level. Multotec will help us with this,” believes Gladushko.