Operating Slurry Pipelines with a Deposit

September 12, 2019Projects

Slurry pipelines are conventionally designed to operate without a deposit on the pipeline invert – i.e. the minimum operating velocity is greater than the deposition velocity. Largely this approach has been adopted due to concerns regarding potential blockage of a pipeline operating with a deposit. A typical slurry pipeline design duty envelope is shown in … Read More

Leeville Paste Project

June 21, 2018Projects

Project Information Client: Newmont Location: Nevada, USA Project Classification: Mine backfill & detailed design, construction assistance, commissioning assistance and training. Background: Paterson & Cooke completed Engineering studies, test work through detailed engineering, commissioning and training for Newmont on their 200 t/h paste plant and underground distribution system. The design incorporates reclaimed historic tailings and crushed aggregate with high-pressure … Read More

OCP Khouribga to Jorf Lasfar Phosphate Pipeline Project

May 8, 2018Projects

Project Information Client: Tekfen and OCP Location: Between Khouribga and Jorf Lasfar, Morocco Project Classification: Process & Detailed design, construction assistance, commissioning assistance Background: Paterson & Cooke recently completed the commissioning of a primary and several secondary phosphate slurry pipelines for a project in Morocco totalling 235 kilometres in length which is centrally controlled by … Read More

Yanacocha Thickened Tailings

November 6, 2017Projects

Project Information Client: Minera Yanacocha S.R.L. (Newmont Mining, Minas Buenaventura S.A.A.) Location: La Quinua Mine, Cajamarca, Peru Project Classification: Detailed Engineering, Thickened tailings disposal system Background: To treat high grade ore Yanacocha implemented a milling process at the La Quinua operation. However, limited sites were available for the tailings storage facility. To best utilise the available area the tailings … Read More

Combined Treatment Plant

November 6, 2017Projects

Project Information Client: De Beers Consolidated Mines Location: Kimberley, South Africa Project Classification: Paste and thickened tailings Background: The Combined Treatment Plant processes a wide range of re-mined tailings from historical mining dumps in the Kimberley region. After processing, the fine waste tailings are sent to the thickening facility to maximise the water recovery, and … Read More