On November 29, the completion and commissioning ceremony of the BIKITA 2 million TPA spodumene project in Zimbabwe was successfully held! Zimbabwean President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Zimbabwean Mining Minister Hon Soda Zhemu, and Sinomine Resources Group Chairman Wang Pingwei attended the scene and delivered speeches respectively, congratulating the BIKITA Lithium Mine Project on reaching production. Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa visited the 2 million TPA spodumene flotation plant built by Xinhai Mining on-site, and personally pressed the production button in the central control room, marking the completion and production ceremony officially began.
(The President of Zimbabwe and his delegation visited the project control room)
Chairman of Sinomine Resources Group said: "The BIKITA project can be regarded as one of the models for Chinese-funded overseas mining from feasibility study, design, equipment supply, civil construction, installation and commissioning to reaching production standards and production and operation management in the later period."
(Xinhai Mining EPCM Services)
(Zhang Yunlong (first from right), chairman of Xinhai Mining, was invited to attend)
Zimbabwe's 2 million TPA spodumene project was officially put into production in just one year! In June 2022, Xinhai Mining signed a 2 million TPA lithium mine project contract with Sinomine Resources in Zimbabwe. It is responsible for the design and construction of the Zimbabwe lithium mine project and provides EPCM services including mineral processing design and research, equipment manufacturing and procurement, and processing plants civil construction and installation, mine construction operation and management for the project.
(2 million TPA lithium mine project site)
Xinhai Mining relies on professional and institutionalized mining industry chain services to ensure that the project reaches the standard and production within the agreed one year! In view of the ore characteristics of this project, Xinhai Mining Research Institute established a specialized lithium ore test and pilot research center, built a petalite heavy medium recovery device, and finally determined the process plan: "Crushing and screening- Petalite heavy medium recovery - Grinding and classification - Tantalum and niobium gravity separation - Desliming - Mica flotation - Spodumene flotation - Concentrate dehydration - Tailings concentration and discharge".
(Intelligent control system for the whole process of mineral processing)
In terms of mine design, Xinhai Mining proposes an overall solution for smart mines, which implements coordinated control and optimized control of all aspects of the mineral processing process to achieve comprehensive automation of the entire process of the mineral processing plant, improve the production efficiency of the lithium mineral processing plant, and reduce production costs. Xinhai Mining also adheres to the people-oriented development concept and designed and built a unique Chinese-style garden office and living area for the project.
(Chinese garden office and living area)
During the project construction period, Xinhai Mining formulated a strict construction plan, and the project team coordinated and coordinated. In just three months, Xinhai Mining produced and shipped a total of approximately 170 million pieces. During the peak period of project construction, Xinhai Mining dispatched from domestic the number of people sent to the Zimbabwe project site reached 423. Xinhai used speed and quality assurance to reduce costs and improve benefits for the project.
The commissioning ceremony of this project witnessed the remarkable achievements of the China-Africa lithium mining project. It is also a milestone record of China's mining technology level and manufacturing capabilities. Xinhai Mining's EPCM Services provides solid technical and equipment support for the construction of the 2 million TPA spodumene project in Zimbabwe. In the future, Xinhai Mining will continue to focus on the design and construction of new energy green mines and smart mines, and strive to make more and greater contributions to the development of the mining economy in China and even the world.