Client Celamin / RSV Australia
Project Bir El Afou Rock Phosphate Concentrator Project, Tunisia, Africa
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.
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
The study progressed on schedule, with all documents and deliverables submitted in the prescribed time frame.