A wet processing solution in South Australia, designed and delivered by CDE has won two awards simultaneously in Australia and Ireland for exceptional achievement and resource productivity.

In 2017, CDE commissioned two wet processing plants in South Australia to convert an estimated 17 million tonnes of historic low-grade iron ore overburden waste into a high-value product.

With a combined processing power of 950 tonnes per hour, the two plants are successfully recovering high-quality iron from over 100-year-old mining waste feed material.

Commissioned for SIMEC Mining, the wet processing plants have been celebrated at two simultaneous award ceremonies.

The CDE mining overburden beneficiation project won the Geoscience Ireland Award at the 2019 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards which took place in Dublin. The award recognises exceptional achievement in the design and delivery of the project which demonstrated CDE’s significant geoscientific expertise.

While the CDE mining team collected the award in Ireland, colleagues based in Australia were in attendance at the 2019 Premier’s Awards in Energy & Mining, hosted by the South Australia Department for Energy and Mining in Adelaide.

*Article published in the April-June 2020 issue of The Asia Miner

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