Toquepala starts up Diemme’s Domino

Diemme Filtration has confirmed the commencement of operations for its GHT5000 Domino, what it’s calling the world’s largest filter press, at the Toquepala copper mine in southern Peru.

The company said the Domino is a pilot unit. If it performs as anticipated and produces the targeted moisture levels at scale, Diemme will install nine or 10 more units for a total capacity of more than 80,000 tonnes per day.

In addition, production is already underway for another GHT5000F Domino for a copper mining customer in Chile – another test unit that, if successful, could potentially be scaled up to multiple units.

“Diemme has embarked on an ambitious project to expand its production facilities in Lugo (Italy), in order to cope with the constant growth in demand for its innovative technologies,” officials said.

The planning of the new factory, which in terms of size, technology and environmental standards represents the state of the art in the industry, lasted about a year and construction work finally began in January 2023.

“This important development will allow Diemme to multiply its current production capacity and meet its future commitments, which include the realisation of numerous challenging filtration projects already in the pipeline,” it said, noting that the plant is set to be completed by the third quarter of this year.

Source: Diemme Filtration 

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