SciDev Ltd has received a trial purchase order with Olympic Dam, Australia’s largest copper operation, owned by BHP Group Limited. Olympic Dam is a globally significant mine located in central South-Australia and operates a fully integrated processing facility from ore to metal.
The trial will focus on the utilisation of SciDev’s chemistries in the Hydromet and Concentrator sections of the Olympic Dam Processing Plant. SciDev’s South Australian based staff will be on site to deliver the associated professional services. The trial is anticipated to last for approximately six months and is scheduled to commence in the December quarter of CY2020.
Commenting on the trial, SciDev Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Lewis Utting said, “The order from BHP Group’s Olympic Dam operation is a significant opportunity for SciDev. The opportunity to transfer our chemistry and knowhow from the waste processing side directly to the production side of a mining operation reflects the potential for the company’s bespoke chemistries. We look forward to working with the team at Olympic Dam and will continue to keep the market updated on developments.”