ABB recently won an order to deliver a comprehensive process and power solution that will double the capacity of KAZ Minerals’ sulphide ore processing plant in Aktogay, Kazakhstan. The project is the third major order from this customer and will re-use the engineering and solution configuration from the company’s two other production lines in the area.
Meeting the growing global demand for copper
KAZ Minerals is the largest copper producer in Kazakhstan.
The processing facilities in Aktogay produce copper in concentrate from a nearby open-pit mine, to meet the growing global demand for copper for infrastructure, e-mobility and consumer industries, including electronics. ABB’s delivery is part of a $1.2 billion expansion that will double the current annual sulphide ore processing capability at this site from 25 million to 50 million tons. In addition to sulphide ore, the company also processes around 12 million tons per annum of oxide ore.