Sicomines to use Outotec’s copper solvent extraction technology
Mining-Technology - Finnish technology company Outotec has secured a contract from La Sino-Congolaise Des Mines (Sicomines) to deliver copper solvent extraction technology to Sicomines’ project near Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Sicomines is a joint-venture between companies from China and the DRC.
Valued at about €20m ($22.2m), the contract has been booked under the company’s Q2 2020 order intake.
Under the work scope of the contract, Outotec will deliver basic engineering, technology and equipment deliveries, as well as and advisory services to Sicomines for mechanical installation, commissioning, as well as start-up of the modular VSF®X copper solvent extraction plant.