Primero metallurgists and process engineers have significant experience in the design and operation of mineral processing, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy processing plants.
Our capability crosses multiple commodities including Gold, Copper, Silver, Zinc, Lead, Nickel, Cobalt, Manganese, Tin, Iron Ore, Diamond, Uranium, Phosphate, Rare Earths, Heavy Sands and Lithium.
In terms of metallurgical experience, our process group have in depth and applied metallurgical knowledge encompassing geo-metallurgical testwork, metallurgical testwork, plant design and engineering as well as plant optimisation. They are also experienced in the commissioning and operational management of processing plants.
Specifically this includes, but is not limited to: Crushing, Grinding, Screening, Gravity Concentration, Heap Leach, Sulphide Flotation, Oxide Flotation, Roasting, Conventional & Calcine CIP/CIL, Merrill Crowe, Carbon Elution and Regeneration, Gold Electrowinning, Doré & Gold Room Operations, Thickening, Filtration, Cyanide Recovery and Destruction, Paste Backfill, Pressure Oxidation, Hydrometallurgical Leaching and Metals Recovery, Sulphide Precipitation, Hydrogen Reduction, Electrowinning, Sulphate Production, Refinery Off-Gas Recovery, Thickening, Filtration.
Primero can provide complete minerals processing process plant design for all stages of project development including:
• Process Flowsheets
• Process Design Criteria
• Process Mass and Energy Balances
• Process Flow Diagrams
• Piping and Instrument Diagrams
• Process Control Philosophy
• Process Control System Design
• Process Plant Commissioning
• Process Plant Audits and Optimisation Studies