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Weir wins £4.4mn pump deal in Kazakhstan

The order covers a wide range of process and tailings pumps, as well as Warman 650 MCR pump units along with a complete replacement wet-end assembly.

The pumps will be delivered by Weir Minerals Europe, assisted by Weir Minerals Australia’s projects team.

Bozshakol is Kazakhstan’s biggest single-mine development both in value and volume terms. The project, which is being developed by Kazakhmys PLC, is expected to output an average of 75 000 tonnes of copper

concentrate per annum across its 40-year lifespan, with production scheduled to begin in 2015.

Carola Schulz, sales & marketing director at Weir Minerals Europe, said: “Bozshakol is a landmark project not only for Kazakhstan but globally, being one of the largest deposits of copper ore to have been left untapped. It is also a significant project for Weir Minerals, demonstrating our ability to deploy the specialist capabilities of our companies around the world to meet the needs of mining operations of any shape, size or location.”