Galaxy appoints Mount Cattlin contractors

Galaxy Resources has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management contract for its minerals processing plant at Mount Cattlin, Ravensthorpe.

Galaxy Resources has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management contract for its minerals processing plant at Mount Cattlin, Ravensthorpe to a joint venture between DRA Pacific, Mintrex and BEC Engineering.

The contract includes the construction of a crusher and concentrator process plant capable of producing 137,000 tonnes of spodumene concentrate per year, the company said in a statement yesterday.

According to Galaxy managing director Iggy Tan, the company is confident that the joint venture partners will successfully deliver the plant for a third quarter 2010 start up date.

“Their combined knowledge and experience in developing successful minerals processing projects make them ideal candidates to construct the project,” he said.

Mintrex specialises in crushing and materials handling, while DRA has significant experience in ore processing and concentrating with Dense Medium Separation (DMS), Gravity and Mill Concentrators.

BEC Engineering will provide the electrical and instrumentation design and construction management.

Galaxy has authorised the partners to begin the engineering design and procurement phase.

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