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Ukraine-based mineral sands

Ukraine-based Velta has placed an order with Multotec for the supply of NHM and SC20 spiral concentrators to process minerals from an opencast operation in the Birzulovo ilmenite deposit in South Ukraine. Delivery is scheduled for the end of October 2011, and Multotec engineers will be deployed to the site with representatives from Multotec’s local distributor, DIN, to supervise installation and commissioning.

Dean Lincoln, general manager – marketing and business development at Multotec, said: “This is one of the biggest projects of its kind in the country in recent years and is being supervised by the new government of the Ukraine to revive its national mineral sands sector. A recent order from India for a similar industry, together with this prestigious order from Velta, has firmly positioned us as one of the leading players in the international heavy mineral and minerals sands markets. “The Multotec NHM spiral was developed specifically to treat low grade mineral sands. It is one of our latest offerings for maximum recovery of heavy minerals.” The Multotec NHM spiral is a modification and replacement of the previous SC22 spiral.

The pitch of the Multotec NHM spiral is shallower to accommodate low grade heavy mineral sands. With a trough of 700mm diameter, the spiral has the capacity to handle between 1 to 2.3t/h dry solids tonnage at a weight solids dilution of 30-35%.