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W Resources has selected Metso to build a crushing plant for its La Parrilla Project in southern Spain
W Resources has selected Metso to build a high-capacity crushing plant for its La Parrilla Project in the south of Spain, aiming to increase its capacity while reducing the quantity of tungsten fines produced.
“The new Metso crushing circuit is a critical component of the La Parrilla site and part of the increase to 2 million tonnes per annum of run-of-min,” says W Resources.
“This will enable production of 2,500-2,700tonnes/year of tungsten concentrate. We believe Metso will bring the needed results in terms of design, quality, price and delivery time.”
The order comprises a C130 jaw crusher; a VF500 vibrating feeder; an MB352 rock breaker; three HP300 cone crushers, and an MF2473 screen to be delivered during Q2 2018.
The full engineering proposal still needs to be submitted to W Resources.
Miguel Santos at Metso Portugal says: “The bidding process was extremely competitive and we are proud to have been honoured with the order. With the new crushing circuit design, W Resources will be able to minimise their production of tungsten fines, which are harder to recover than more coarse material.”
The value of the order is €1.2 million and it has been booked in Metso's Q3 2017 orders.
Shutdowns are one of the biggest operation-related causes for lost revenue in the mining industry. To minimise all unplanned downtime during erection, Metso's team of engineers will work closely with the customer on the final layout to ensure the best availability during the whole operation.
W Resources is a tungsten exploration and development company, with five projects in the Iberian Peninsula: the La Parrilla tungsten project in Spain and the Régua and Tarouca tungsten, CAA Portalegre gold/copper, and Monforte-Tinoca copper projects in Portugal.