Osmoflo treats more water used in mining than any other company in Australia. Our plants provide process and drinking water from raw water with wide ranging quality and salinity. It is not surprising that our client list includes many of the blue chip mining companies operating around the world.
Invariably mining operations are in remote locations where extreme weather conditions prevail. Osmoflo has a long established track record in providing and supporting the right equipment that guarantees reliability of water supplies for drinking and process requirements. PlantConnect®, Osmoflo's proprietary plant control and monitoring system linked to our 24 hour manned Operations Control Centre, helps ensure efficient performance regardless of location.
Water treatment applications for the mining industry can include;
- desalinated drinking and general use water
- high purity water for processing ore and minerals
- water for gas turbine operation
- treatment of mine drainage water for release back into natural water catchments
Osmoflo’s Mining Case Studies
Osmoflo’s global team provide water treatment solution for Outotec at Chile copper smelter
Osmoflo provided a custom-engineered water treatment plant to support mine expansion for Outotec at copper smelter in Chile.
Osmoflo combine with Lendlease to fast track mine water treatment project in Bendigo, VIC
The Victorian Government through the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) are working with Coliban Water (the regional water authority) to reduce the level of groundwater in old mineshafts and workings under Bendigo, in Victoria.
Chilean based Copper Mining Company engages Osmoflo to ensure
The Antucoya copper project aims at producing an average of 80,000t/y of copper cathodes from an open pit and heap leaching-SX-EW facilities. It will require 7,000 workers during the construction phase and then generate 1,400 jobs during the ensuing operational phase.
Fast track emergency water for WA mine site
A 3MLD containerised sea water desalination plant was prepared and delivered to site within 8 days. It was then installed, commissioned and placed into production mode in less than 28 day to meet their emergency water requirements.
Rental desalination plant aids development of new mineral sands mine
Rental plant to be used as a bridging solution between sister mines.
Socially responsible project increases water supply
The use of Sea Water Desaliantion as an alternative water source, is contributing to the River Murray water flows.