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:: Xstrata Technology Opens New Office in Moscow

 

XT has recently had the official opening of its Moscow office. The opening was held at the office in Lesnaya Plaza, central Moscow, on the 28th of November, and attended by leading mining companies and design institutes, like MBC Resources, Russian Platinum, Norilsk Nickel, RIVS-project, TOMS, Polymetal Engineering, KGCM and other companies.

The opening speech was given by the Australian Ambassador, Paul Myler, who highlighted the vast potential for innovative Australian mining technologies such as XT’s on the CIS market. He emphasised the importance of process experience sharing to increase the efficiency of operations and implement cost-effective solutions.

Lindsay Clark, GM - Mineral Processing at XT, said XT recognised the importance of Russia and the CIS regions in the production of the world’s minerals and metals, as well as the exciting future projects and expansions that were occuring in these regions. “We have been working in the region for some time, from our very first IsaMill™ in Kyrgyzstan Republic, to other recent IsaMill™ and Jameson Cell projects in Russia and Kazakhstan. We have also been involved with the Saint-Petersburgh Mining Institute (SPMI), as well as installing small scale IsaMill™ testing equipment at TOMS in Irkutsk and Jameson Cell testing equipment at SibNIIugleobogaschenie, coal institute in Siberia. These units will enable our clients to do testwork closer to their project rather than sending samples overseas which can be time consuming. We believe many of these projects could benefit from improved efficiency and process gains that XT’s technology delivers to projects worldwide”.

The Moscow office is supported by Anna Petrova - Regional Manager Russia and CIS, and Rakan Rahbani - European Manager for XT’s mineral processing division, with further support carried out through XT’s offices in Australia and Vancouver.

Joe Pease, CEO at XT, said the opening of the office in Moscow was the continuation of XT’s aim of establishing expertise in mining regions worldwide. “We have created offices in countries with strong mining expertise such as in Canada, Chile and South Africa over the years, to be more accessable to our clients. This has worked well, and we expect being closer to our clients in Russia and the CIS will benefit them as well as XT in the future”.

XT has been involved in the development and marketing of the mineral and metal processing for over 25 years, including the energy efficient IsaMill™ technology and Jameson Cells. There are currently over 200MW of installed IsaMill™ power in a wide range of duties, with the most recent projects being copper regrind and molybdenum circuits at Kazakmys’ Bozshakol and Aktogay projects in Kazakhstan, and a M10,000 IsaMill™ being installed at the Miheevsky copper operation in Russia (RCC). Jameson Cells also have a reputation for being efficient and compact, used in the base metal and coal industry, with over 320 having been installed, the most recent being for coal cleaning at the Vostochnaya operation in Russia.

 

 

   

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