Weir Minerals and Andritz have signed an agreement at MINExpo 2021 expanding their shared commitment and strategic cooperation to supply equipment for processing tailings in the mining industry.
The foundations of this agreement have been built on a shared understanding and vision to enable the sustainable and efficient delivery of the natural resources essential to create a better future for the world.
Since 2018, Weir Minerals and Andritzs partnership has seen them collaborate on joint tailings projects. This shared history as partners a collaboration made stronger by the quality of individuals on both teams has reinforced their abiding belief that together, both Weir Minerals and Andritz are stronger.
This shared success has led both Weir Minerals and Andritz to renew their on-going commitment and announce theyll be expanding their offer to all regions around the globe.
Utilising Andritzs proven separation and dewatering technologies, Weir Minerals has strengthened its whole-of-mine capabilities, showcasing market-leading products from extraction to comminution, mill circuit and tailings management.
Weir Minerals has been providing tailings solutions for decades; we have dedicated research facilities the Weir Technical Centre in Melbourne, Australia and the Sustainable Mining Centre in Venlo, Netherlands that are challenging conventional ways of thinking about tailings, while also developing practical, innovative and sustainable solutions that will reduce operating costs and improve safety, Ricardo Garib, Weir Minerals Division President said.
Decreasing ore grades mean that mines are producing more tailings than ever before. One of the challenges with tailings management is that there cannot be a one-size-fits-all approach; each mine requires a tailored solution that carefully considers the minerals being processed, as well as the sites climatic and geological conditions. Weir Minerals prides itself on having both the expertise and equipment that allows us to partner with miners everywhere to plan and implement tailings solutions based on their operations unique challenges and this agreement with Andritz enhances those capabilities, he said.
Andritz has a long history working across a range of different industries. We are very proud of the work weve done with Weir Minerals; together, were excited about continuing to provide a joint offering of sustainable and value-added tailings solutions. Both companies bring a different expertise and know-how to the partnership; we complement one another and, ultimately, its our customers wholl benefit, Steve Huff, President Andritz Separation said.