Slurry pumps for Goro Nickel project

Goro Nickel is a world-class mining project by any standard and is located on the South Pacific island of New Caledonia, an overseas territorial community of France. Goro Nickel is reputed to be one of the best undeveloped laterite deposits in the world, with an estimated 55 million tones of excellent mineral reserves and a very large resource base.
Weir Minerals Australia was recently awarded substantial orders for horizontal slurry pumps and sump pumps, further demonstrating industry confidence in Warman slurry pumps for specialized duties in high pressure acid leach (HPAL) nickel plants.
The pumps are the most critical slurry pumps in the plant and are referred to as high temperature heater feed pumps.
The Warman 8/6 operates at slurry temperatures of 160 degrees centigrade and is fitted with patented Weir alloy and double mechanical seals. The pumps also include a unique anti-runback device to overcome what is known as ‘flashback’ which can periodically occur in the process and can cause pumps to run in reverse.

New Caledonia is located to the East of Australia, in the South Pacific.

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