INNOVATION IN mININg AND mETALS
Outotec (Sweden) AB
Boliden electronic scrap recycling Facility
Boliden AB is expanding the electronic scrap recycling facility at its smelter
outside Skelleftea, Sweden. major components include the Kaldo smelting
furnace, steam boiler, gas purification equipment, and materials processing
facility. The $200 million expansion will increase electronic scrap processing
from 45,000 to 120,000 tons per annum. outotec provided project coordination,
propriety equipment, and certain aspects of plant design.
outotec used microStation to coordinate 3D cAD models from numerous
engineering consultants and suppliers using different cAD tools. microStation
enabled outotec to read and manage many file formats and combine the models
into one single model. consisting of about 200 design files, the combined
model was used for continuous design reviews, drawing production, and visual
The Salobo copper mine in Brazil’s Tapirap-Aquiri national Forest commenced
phase 1 operation in 2011 with a production capacity of 12 million tons per
annum (m TpA). Vale, one of the world’s two largest mining companies, planned
for phase 2 expansion to 24 m TpA while phase 1 was still under construction.
phase 2 will be completed in 2013, for a total investment of $1.1 billion.
SEI Engenharia Ltda
SeI was retained to perform basic and detailed design, allowing for four years
of overlapping construction. Spread over 25 square kilometers, the project
included all the facilities and infrastructure required for a new open-pit mine.
microStation, Bentley Architecture, Structural modeler, Inroads, and Bentley
navigator enabled SeI to extract accurate information, integrate with other
packages, and produce ISos in bulk to cut production time in half.