Degrussa Process Plant Upgrade


Sandfire Resources NL


Doolgunna, Western Australia




  • Increase recovery at the Degrussa Copper Mine process plant
  • Crushing and grinding circuit upgrade for operational continuity
  • Flotation circuit expansion
  • Shutdown assistance on site

Highlights and Achievements

  • Retrofitting of new open launders with engineering of replacement process
  • Implementation achieved in scheduled shutdowns, 24/7,  to ensure timely completion with no operational disruption
  • Smart engineering to retrofit magnet and launders
  • Accessibility to CPC’s workforce through CPC Labour Hire and Kalgoorlie workshops

Benefits for Client

  • Installation of larger magnet minimised chute blockages and consequently down time with resultant cost savings
  • Open launders had significant housekeeping and safety benefits for the client minimising spillage and restricted access areas
  • Access to the area allowed ongoing maintenance to increase longevity of the launders and the facility while minimising costly down time