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Weir Minerals enters strategic partnership to enter mine tailings industry

A leading designer, manufacturer and servicer of highly engineered solutions to the mining industry has entered into a new strategic partnership with a ...

Dale Benton
|Apr 2|magazine5 min read

A leading designer, manufacturer and servicer of highly engineered solutions to the mining industry has entered into a new strategic partnership with a technology developer, as it enters the processing tailings.

Weir minerals has announced a long term strategic cooperation agreement with international technology group ANDRITZ to supply equipment for processing tailings in the mining industry.

ANDRITZ will supply proven separation and dewatering technologies.

“The tailings market is 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. 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,”,” states Ricardo Garib, Weir Minerals Divisonal President.

 “Our separation technologies have been proven in a large number of industries, such as food and beverage production, chemicals, biomass, organic waste, and mining. We are very proud to work with Weir Minerals, who operate in over 70 countries worldwide and in the most remote locations, and to contribute to their offering of sustainable and value-added tailings solutions with our expertise and product know-how,” says Olaf Müller, Business Area Manager of ANDRITZ Separation.

Through the agreement, Weir Minerals take the lead in providing reliable tailings solutions that ensure the health and safety of everyone on site and in the communities where they operate, as well as minimising any impact on the environment.

Ricardo Garib adds, “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.”