Aspire awards Ovoot Coking Coal FEED contract to Sedgman
Aspire Mining Ltd is focused on the development of metallurgical coal assets in Mongolia, primarily the Ovoot Coking Coal Project (OCCP). The company provided an update regarding the Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP) required to establish operations at OCCP.
- A contract for the preparation of a FEED study on CHPP infrastructure to support the start-up of operations at OCCP has been awarded to CIMIC Group’s mineral processing company, Sedgman Pty Limited.
- Sedgman is the leading provider of integrated mineral processing solutions with a track record of delivering world-class processing solutions. Sedgman is an industry leader in the design, construction, commissioning and operation of mineral processing facilities, and has provided technical input and various studies supporting the economy of the OCCP since the discovery of the deposit in 2010.
Following an extensive bidding process, which evaluated bids from many well-known companies, the company announced that Sedgman has been selected to prepare a FEED study on CHPP infrastructure to support the start-up of companies. operations at OCCP. Sedgman is a wholly owned subsidiary of CIMIC.
A world leader in the design, construction and operation of mineral processing facilities, Sedgman also has specific Mongolian experience. Sedgman plans to build on this experience and engage local Mongolian subcontractors to carry out the FEED study with appropriate consideration of national requirements.
Sedgman Managing Director Grant Fraser said, “Sedgman has appreciated the opportunity to work with Aspire and is focused on creating value by advancing an innovative solution for the project. “
“This study is a great opportunity to work with one of our long-standing clients to support the future development of OCCP.”
The FEED study will be carried out in a phased approach, over a period of approximately 5 months. Stage 1 will include trade-off analyzes to identify the most suitable concepts and technologies, which will take approximately 8 weeks. Stage 2 will then focus on the agreed path and produce accurate capital and operating cost estimates, as well as designs to enable tendering for construction. The works will be completed in accordance with the schedule of tariffs, with a total estimated cost of AUD 600,000.
The CHPP infrastructure to be investigated will be based on existing modular designs and will enable the low-impact processing of approximately 1.5 million tpa of all-run coal (ROM), with capacity for further expansion. Important criteria for the design include low energy and water consumption and strict dust control.
The company will work with Sedgman to identify opportunities for building CHPP infrastructure to qualify for export credit finance assistance. Despite persistent difficulties in Khuvsgul and Mongolia in general due to COVID-19 infections and control measures, the company continues to make progress in engineering, licensing and financing works on roads, terminals railways, equipment and other infrastructure.
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