Sargon Engineering

Project Overview

Client Celamin / RSV Australia

Project Bir El Afou Rock Phosphate Concentrator Project, Tunisia, Africa


Project Overview

Bir El Afou is located in Tunisia, North Africa.  Celamin (80%) and Tunisian Mining Services (20%) hold exploration permits covering the most promising deposits of known phosphate mineralisation not currently held under any title. The exploration permits cover 4 prospects (including two past mines) with target potential of 80-115Mt of 22-25% P2O5.  RSV Australia, acting as project implementeur, contracted Sargon Engineering to prepare a Prefeasibility Study of a rock phosphate concentrator.

Solutions Delivered

Sargon Engineering prepared the following:

  • Testwork programme, supervision and interpretation of results
  • METSIM simulation model and mass balance of the rock phosphate concentrator
  • Process flow diagrams
  • Plant layouts
  • Capital and operating cost estimates
  • Future recommendations

Notable Results

The study progressed on schedule, with all documents and deliverables submitted in the prescribed time frame.