12:08 uur 19-12-2022

CiDRA Minerals Processing en OZ Minerals gaan een memorandum van overeenstemming aan

WALLINGFORD, Conn. & ADELAIDE, Australië–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. (“CiDRA”) en OZ Minerals Ltd (“OZ Minerals”) zijn verheugd aan te kondigen dat zij een memorandum van overeenstemming zijn aangegaan dat voorziet in een basis van gemeenschappelijk begrip om opdracht te geven tot een Front End Engineering Design (FEED)-studie voor aanpassing en aansluiting van CiDRA’s gepatenteerde minerale scheidingstechnologie voor gebruik in een ruwere toepassing van het maalcircuit op de Carrapateena-mijnsite van OZ Minerals. Tegelijkertijd zijn CiDRA en OZ Minerals overeengekomen om op de locatie een demonstratiefabriek op te zetten op basis van de technologie van CiDRA. CiDRA en OZ Minerals delen de wens om het technology readiness level (TRL) te verhogen voor een commerciële schaalimplementatie van CiDRA’s technologie als een vermalingscircuit ruwer dat een grove fractie van de primaire vermaling hydrocycloon onderstroom bij Carrapateena zal verwerken. De doelstellingen van het partnerschap zijn het verhogen van de verwerkingscapaciteit, het herstel en de netto metaalproductie van de fabriek tegen een lager specifiek energieverbruik, in overeenstemming met hun inspanningen om op een verantwoorde, rechtvaardige en duurzame manier te helpen voorzien in de wereldwijde behoefte aan grondstoffen.

CiDRA Minerals Processing and OZ Minerals enter into Memorandum of Understanding

WALLINGFORD, Conn. & ADELAIDE, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. (“CiDRA”) and OZ Minerals Ltd (“OZ Minerals”) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that provides a basis of common understanding to commission a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for customization and tie-in of CiDRA’s proprietary mineral separation technology for operation in a grind circuit rougher application at OZ Minerals’ Carrapateena Mine Site. At the same time, CiDRA and OZ Minerals have agreed to deploy a demonstration plant based on CiDRA’s technology at the site. CiDRA and OZ Minerals share a desire to increase the technology readiness level (TRL) for a commercial scale implementation of CiDRA’s technology as a grind circuit rougher which will process a coarse fraction of the primary grind hydrocyclone underflow at Carrapateena. The goals of the Partnership are to increase plant throughput, recovery, and net metal production at a reduced specific energy consumption in keeping with their efforts to help meet the world’s raw material needs in a responsible, equitable, and sustainable way.

“We are excited to take this next step in our relationship with OZ Minerals. Since early 2022, we have been working closely with the Carrapateena Mine Site to evaluate the potential benefits of CiDRA’s technology. This new technology enables a robust process that can recover mineral particles across a size range from ultra-fine to very coarse with high selectivity and minimal hydraulic entrainment. Applying CiDRA’s novel technology as a grind circuit rougher unlocks the concentrator’s throughput capacity while maintaining world class mineral recovery. The MOU will allow us to collectively focus our efforts to leverage this incredible innovation to enhance the net metal production of the Carrapateena Mine Site and create a tremendous value for each of our companies,” stated Paul Rothman, President of CiDRA.

Joe Seppelt, Manager-Processing at OZ Minerals’ Carrapateena Mine Site stated: “The CiDRA technology can enable us to increase our plant throughput without sacrificing the industry leading recoveries that we have been able to achieve at Carrapateena. This capital efficient approach has the potential to operate with less water and energy and with a smaller footprint. We look forward to working with CiDRA to realize the benefits of their innovation.”

About CiDRA Minerals Processing

CiDRA Minerals Processing develops advanced technologies and solutions that create new paradigms in the minerals processing industry with a focus on increasing enterprise value through optimization, increased recoveries and enhancing the sustainability of limited and valuable resources. CiDRA Minerals Processing provides measurement and control solutions to over 460 mine sites in 46 countries.

About OZ Minerals

At OZ Minerals we strive to be modern. We’re guided by our purpose, “Going beyond what’s possible to make lives better”. We believe that only when we create value for all our stakeholders will we be successful and sustainable. Our framework of systems and behaviours we call The OZWay, guides us while giving us the freedom and pathways to achieve our aspirations and purpose. We are passionate about creating an inclusive culture where people challenge, innovate, learn and grow together. By ethically and responsibly exploring for and mining copper we contribute to a low carbon future and economic wellbeing which, in turn, helps us achieve our purpose and contribute to a better future.


CiDRA Minerals Processing
Paul Rothman


+1 860 317 5108 (USA)


Mark Holdsworth

Vice President Application Development

+1 475 316 2480 (USA)


OZ Minerals
Joe Seppelt

Manager-Processing, Carrapateena

+61 8 8394 0560 (Australia)


Sharon Lam

Group Manager Communications

+61 8 8229 6627 (Australia)


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