SX Plant

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MECHVAC designed, manufactured and installed a $1m SX (Solvent Extraction) mixer settler mini Pilot Plant for Bureau Veritas Minerals. This plant is an extension of the Cribs facility for the heap leach technology demonstration project for BHP Billiton Olympic Dam installed by MECHVAC in 2012.

This facility consisted of platforms, mixer settler tanks, pumps, reticulation pipework, power and control works and was a turnkey project.


  • Pilot plant to test solvent extraction of heap leach solutions
  • Turnkey project delivery In full on time delivery
  • On budget, no cost overruns
  • Zero lost time injuries
  • Less than 0.5% non-conformances

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