Client: First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. is an established and rapidly growing Canadian listed mining and metals company currently operating seven mines and developing five projects worldwide. FQM currently produce copper, nickel, gold, zinc and platinum group metals and have operations and projects located in Australia, Finland, Mauritania, Panama, Peru, Spain, Turkey and Zambia.
CPC Engineering is providing detailed engineering and design services for the Enterprise Project located approximately 140km west of Solwezi in Northern Zambia.
The 4.0Mtpa processing plant when complete will be capable of producing an average of 38,000 tonnes of nickel in concentrate or 20,000t of copper in concentrate per annum with scope to increase to 60,000 tonnes when market and process conditions allow. The plant is an integral part of the main Sentinel copper plant, the integration of the plants will allow significant operational synergies and the sharing of site infrastructure.
The Enterprise flow sheet consists of dual primary crushing stations designed to receive side or rear tipping trucks, a coarse ore stockpile, SAG/Ball milling circuit with pebble crushing, flash flotation, Ni flotation, concentrate thickening as well as concentrate filtration, storage and load out facilities.