Lanfranchi Paste Plant Upgrade


Lanfranchi Nickel Mines Ltd


Coolgardie Shire, Western Australia




  • Lanfranchi was one of first mines to install a paste plant, for this reason, an upgrade of the old structure was required.
  • Addition of new borehole when existing bore became unserviceable
  • Design and construction of conveyors and conveyor extensions together with new
  • structural steel to service the new borehole
  • Facility for truck loading of paste

Highlights and Achievements

  • Successful retrofitting of conveyors to new structure and new borehole location
  • Inclusion of new sump and hopper
  • Novel conveyor extension design including pivot at top end to provide access to the borehole
  • Adaptation of the initial design to allow flexibility

Benefits for Client

  • Upgrade of existing plant with new and flexible conveyor solution introducing operational efficiencies
  • Significant cost savings with upgrade compared to rebuild