Mineral processing

SOFRECO has the advantage of being able to design and offer know-how in ore precessing studies and tests (bench, pilot and industrial), through its experience with a network of tests centres independants of manufacturers.  

Some examples of our realizations : 

  • Sampling and management of transport laboratories 
  • Ore sorting tests 
  • Flotation tests 
  • Wet and dry sizing tests 
  • Calcination and post treatment 
  • Setting up of quality assurance / quality control programmes 

Our services

Our projects

FEED for the West Ona development project
FEED for the West Ona development project Client : FLUOR for the MOSAIC Co

SOFRECO provided process design to increase the capacity of the South Pasture phosphate beneficiation plant, from 3.5 Mtpa to 7.3 Mtpa, including re-evaluation of the feasibility study, optimisation of the overall process design, and the basic engineering of the future plant to produce an AACE Class 3 capital cost estimate. 

Advanced process simulation tools were used by SOFRECO. 

Supervision phosphate beneficiation tests
Supervision phosphate beneficiation tests Client : MA’ADEN

Large-scale beneficiation test works (220T in total) were conducted in order to design the operating parameters and design outlines for the industrial scale plant. 

The works included sampling, preparation of the scope of work for the test centres and contract management, implementation of QA/QC procedures for analytical works, interpretation of results and recommendations