The forthcoming dedicated IPCC Conference from International Mining Events, 21-23 September in Belo Horizonte’s Ouro Minas Hotel, is seeing widespread interest from the industry, reflected in the fact that 16 out of a total of 24 speaker slots have now been filled, the confirmed papers solely from the leading OEMs, consultants and mining groups. The meeting, held just before the Exposibram show, is focussed on mine planners and decision makers and with IPCC set to be the key alternative to conventional truck and shovel mining going forward, it represents an unmissable opportunity to meet the people who design, build and successfully implement these systems.The focus is not only on the fully mobile systems – fixed, semi-mobile and fully mobile IPCC systems are being covered; as are designs for waste handling/spreading, and other alternatives to truck and shovel mining, including surface miners and bucketwheel mining technology. The following covers just a range of the presentations already confirmed, with a full program to appear in the July issue of International Mining as well as on the website in the coming weeks. In addition to these papers are others from mining groups, as well as other key OEMs such as Sandvik; and other consultants including AMEC and Snowden.Those interested in speaking at the event (though remaining slots are limited) are encouraged to contact the Conference Director, Paul Moore at [email protected] or to register, to visit the dedicated page on this site at http://corporate.im-mining.com/imevents.asp. Note that the early bird registration rate is only available for another five weeks.Speakers confirmed include:What parameters are important in the production of IPCC equipment specifications? David Morrison: Global Manager – Integrated Mining Systems, SKMIPC with fully mobile crushing plants with regard to energy efficiency and CO2 reduction. Ulrich Mentges: Senior Manager Mine Planning & Sales – Mining, ThyssenKrupp FördertechnikApplying IPCC at your mine. John McCarthy: Project Manager – IPCC Systems, P&H Mining EquipmentRelocation of semi-mobile crushing systems. Walter Kueng: CEO, Tenova TakrafUses of mobile conveying systems in handling and placement of overburden. Ted Wagner: Global Product Manager – Mobile Conveying, FLSmidthCase studies of IPCC systems under various mining conditions. Frank Hubrich: Director of Engineering, Tenova TakrafNew approaches to traditional conveying and stacking systems for waste handling. Mike Bernard: Vice President & General Manager, Terra Nova TechnologiesKey success factors for the planning, operation and maintenance of IPCC systems – a view from an operator of continuous mining systems. Ruediger Durchholz: Managing Director Engineering, RWE Power InternationalConveyor belt shifting – work preparation and execution. Ruediger Durchholz: Managing Director Engineering, RWE Power InternationalKey themesMine planning, and truck-shovel versus IPCCDesign criteria for IPCCFully Mobile IPCCSemi Mobile IPCCConveyor systems for waste handlingReal mine case studiesRelocation of IPC and conveyor systemOther alternatives – surface miners, bucketwheel systems
Outotec has been awarded an order for the delivery of minerals processing technology packages by Lundin Gold for their greenfield project Fruta Del Norte in Ecuador. The contract value booked in Outotec’s 2017 third quarter order intake is over EUR 10 million.Ecuador, until recently only known by its oil resources, is quickly gaining ground as a mining investment destination in Latin America thanks to significant gold and copper resources. Fruta del Norte, property of Lundin Gold, is one of the world’s largest, highest grade undeveloped gold deposits, with reserves estimated at about 4.8 Moz of gold and 6.3 Moz of silver. Fruta Del Norte is expected to produce approximately 325,000 oz of gold a year over a 15-year mine life.Outotec’s scope includes process engineering and the delivery of grinding mills, flotation, thickening and filtration technology packages. The deliveries will take place before the end of 2018. “We are pleased to deliver our energy efficient process equipment to Lundin Gold’s greenfield project, Fruta del Norte. This order will strengthen Outotec’s position as a supplier of advanced minerals processing technologies in Ecuador”, says Kimmo Kontola, head of Outotec’s Minerals Processing business unit.