Weir Minerals has established a long-term strategic cooperation agreement with technology group, Andritz, to supply equipment for processing tailings.
As part of this agreement, Andritz will supply proven separation and dewatering technologies, thus enabling Weir to offer complete tailings solutions.
Weir division president Ricardo Garib said the tailings market was experiencing growth driven by environmental and governmental pressures.
“We understand our customers are under increased pressure to further improve the management of their mine tailings, which is why we have partnered with Andritz,” Garib said.
“We are industry leaders in mineral processing equipment, with well-known brands Warman, Geho and Cavex, all of which are backed by our global service footprint.
“Our capabilities, teamed with Andritz extensive knowledge on tailings thickening, will ensure our customers receive a complete tailings solution.”
For several decades, Weir has provided mines around the world with sustainable and cost-effective solutions for the management, disposal, and recycling of mine waste.
The renowned Geho positive displacement pumps transport ores, minerals, and tailings under extreme conditions, while minimising both water and energy consumption at the same time.
In 2016, Weir opened the Weir Technical Centre, which has enhanced the company’s global tailings offering by developing and testing pipeline and tailings solutions as well as manufacturing specific tailings-based products.
Weir takes the lead in providing reliable tailings solutions that ensure health and safety on site and in the communities where the company operates, as well as minimising any impact on the environment.
Ricardo Garib added, “This latest agreement complements our overall tailings offering and enables us to provide our customers with a complete tailings solution.
“Under the brand name IsoDry, we will now offer customers a range of mechanical separation technologies, such as thickeners, filter presses, centrifuges, and vacuum belt filters.”