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Denmark's FLSmidth to deliver equipment to Serbia's Majdanpek copper mine

Author Radomir Ralev
Denmark's FLSmidth to deliver equipment to Serbia's Majdanpek copper mine Majdanpek open pit mine; Source: RTB Bor

BELGRADE (Serbia), August 7 (SeeNews) - China's Zijin Mining Group has chosen Danish engineering company FLSmidth to deliver a gyratory crusher, semi-autogenous grinding mill and ball mill to the Majdanpek copper mine in Serbia, the Danish company said on Wednesday.

The order has a value of 200 million Danish krones ($30 million/26.8 million euro) and the delivery of the equipment to the Majdanpek mine site, in southeastern Serbia, is expected to reach completion by the end of 2020, FLSmidth said in a statement.

"This extensive order underlines the strong value proposition of FLSmidth to our customers in the copper industry. Our market leading crushers and mills will provide significant improvements for Zijin Mining in terms of productivity and processing efficiency," said Manfred Schaffer, group executive vice president at FLSmidth.

The order of the new FLSmidth crusher and new grinding circuit for the front end of the concentrator comes as Zijin looks to modernise the Majdanpek mine, which will be the largest of its three Serbian copper concentrators, FLSmidth noted.

On Tuesday, Long Ji, director of Zijin Serbia, said the company plans to launch a project for the expansion of the Majdanpek open pit mine by the end of 2019.

Last year, Serbia picked Zijin as a strategic partner in copper mining and smelting company RTB Bor, which is the owner of the mine. Zijin agreed to keep all of the current 5,000 jobs at the company.

(1 euro = 7.46569 Danish krones)