VRX completes engineering on Arrowsmith North processing plant, WA
VRX Silica (ASX: VRX) today announced that it has completed all material engineering work for construction of a 2 million tonne per year silica sand processing plant at its Arrowsmith North Silica Sand Project, located 270km north of Perth in WA.
Detailed engineering complete
Mechanical equipment list finalised
Supply tender documents prepared
Critical timelines established
The detailed design phase of the project is largely complete. Remaining minor areas/items will be easily and efficiently detail designed during the execution phase of the project, without affecting the execution schedule.
This phase of engineering has been based on a comprehensive metallurgical testwork program and peer reviewed process circuit design and testing. The design incorporates some innovative processing techniques which allows flexibility for the Company to produce multiple products subject to market requirements for foundry and glassmaking silica sand.
VRX Managing Director Bruce Maluish said
“This stage of the project follows an extensive testing program that VRX has conducted over the last few years.
“The Company has developed with its metallurgical consultants a number of unique processes to produce the most valuable, high yield and high-quality silica sand products possible.
“This design work by the engineering team at ProjX, will allow a very long production regime at Arrowsmith North with low emissions and carbon footprint.”