ABB appointed to modernize a copper mine in Serbia

EnergyNewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2020 • 22.06.2020

ABB appointed to modernize a copper mine in Serbia

ABB has signed an agreement with Zijin Mining Group to install its state-of-the-art ring-geared mill drives and control systems at Veliki Krivelj Copper Mine – a surface mining operation with an annual ore processing capacity of 2,5 million tons.

The mine was acquired by Zijin Mining Group in 2018 as part of a deal with Serbia’s Bor Copper Mine, which included three open-pit mines, an underground mine and a smelter. The USD 350 million project is among China`s largest investments in Serbia to date. Zijin Mining Group plans to invest EUR 200 million in the transformation and expansion of the existing production capacity of Serbia’s Bor copper mine and smelter.

Within the modernization project, ABB will deliver ring-geared mill drives and intelligent control systems for one SAG mill (2x6,5 MW) and one ball mill (2x7,5 MW), including electric control systems, drives, motors, transformers and end-to-end services which will increase productivity, reduce downtime and boost energy efficiency, the company states.