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BHP Olympic Dam Sulphuric Acid

2018-8-25  WMC (Olympic Dam Operations) Pty Ltd is the management company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton Limited, which took over WMC Resources in mid 2005. Initially BP Minerals Ltd was a 49% partner in the enterprise, but WMC took over BP Minerals' share in 1993 for $315 million.

BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Sulphuric Acid Plant

Provide valuable technical advice, project management and execution of the sulphuric acid plant vessels and associated components including online welding repairs. Australia Standard Compliance We ensure that we meet all relevant Australian and International Standards relating to fully encapsulated suits, self-contained breathing apparatus

Water stewardship at Olympic Dam BHP

Acid plant: Olympic Dam produces 98 per cent sulphuric acid onsite from the sulphur dioxide produced in the smelting process. This requires high-quality water produced by treating GAB water onsite. Managing our water impacts We do this at Olympic Dam by:

Olympic Dam Copper-Uranium Mine, Adelaide,

2020-12-30  The Olympic Dam mine produced 194,100t of copper, 4,045t of uranium oxide, 111,368oz of refined gold and 982,000oz of refined silver in 2011. At the end of October 2008, BHP Billiton announced that it expects to complete the first of the mine’s five-stage expansion by 2013, boosting annual production capacity to 200,000t of copper, 4,500t of

Olympic Dam Macmahon MiningLink The largest

The BHP Billiton Olympic Dam underground mine and processing plant at Roxby Downs in South Australia is located 560 kilometres north west of Adelaide. It is primarily a copper mine that also produces uranium, gold and silver. Olympic Dam Mine Began Operations in 1988 The large copper deposit at Roxby Downs was discovered in 1975 leading

BHP delays Olympic Dam expansion The Northern

BHP Billiton’s (BHP-N, BLT-L) decision to delay a US$30-billion dollar expansion of its Olympic Dam copper-uranium-gold mine in South Australia due to escalating capital costs will put a forecasted uranium supply deficit under even greater pressure, analysts say.. Edward Sterck of BMO Capital Markets in London points out that the copper-gold-uranium expansion project had been expected to

Olympic Dam expansion guidelines released

Olympic Dam expansion guidelines released EXAMINING the impacts of increased water extraction from the Great Artesian Basin and assessing the impacts of increased mining and processing on human health and the environment are among the assessment guidelines being imposed on BHP’s proposal to conduct a staged increase of copper production at

Olympic Dam 21 ICN Gateway

Project Owner BHP Olympic Dam Corporation Pty Ltd (BHP) Project Details 21 is the next routine maintenance shutdown, essentially a major deconstruct and reconstruct endeavour scheduled around statutory requirements (annual boiler and service) and furnace lining and repair/replacement.

Olympic Dam expansion: a risk too great Green Left

2020-6-14  BHP Billiton admitted to losing 3 billion litres of this radioactive water into the ground in 1994. Olympic Dam also releases deadly radon gas from the uranium. Even the smallest doses of radon gas can cause cancer and birth defects. It is seven times heavier than air so it remains close to the ground and is odourless and tasteless.

Olympic Dam Macmahon MiningLink The largest

The BHP Billiton Olympic Dam underground mine and processing plant at Roxby Downs in South Australia is located 560 kilometres north west of Adelaide. It is primarily a copper mine that also produces uranium, gold and silver. Olympic Dam Mine Began Operations in 1988 The large copper deposit at Roxby Downs was discovered in 1975 leading

BHP delays Olympic Dam expansion The Northern

BHP Billiton’s (BHP-N, BLT-L) decision to delay a US$30-billion dollar expansion of its Olympic Dam copper-uranium-gold mine in South Australia due to escalating capital costs will put a forecasted uranium supply deficit under even greater pressure, analysts say.. Edward Sterck of BMO Capital Markets in London points out that the copper-gold-uranium expansion project had been expected to

Sulphuric Acid News

2019-1-11  Sulphuric Acid NEWS. Updated October 22, 2018 . 2018. Sulphuric acid wagons ordered Price increase for sulfuric acid catalysts Technical issue disrupts BHP’s Olympic Dam copper smelter DuPont Clean Tehnologies and UOP to Provide Alkylation and

BHP: Olympic Dam, Spence outages cut copper

August 2018: Olympic Dam hit by acid plant outage; OlyDam’s 30-year milestone: Copper mining in SA; TECHNICAL issues at BHP’s Olympic Dam operation in SA and a fire at another plant in Chile

BHP delays expansion of Olympic Dam Canadian

BHP Billiton’s decision to delay its multi-billion dollar expansion of Olympic Dam due to escalating capital costs will put a forecasted uranium supply deficit under even greater pressure, analysts say.. Edward Sterck of BMO Capital Markets in London points out that the expansion of the copper-gold-uranium project had been expected to boost annual production from about 10 million lb of U 3 O

(PDF) Use of Geometallurgy to Predict Tailings Leach

An early objective of the Olympic Dam geometallurgy program was prediction of the acid consumption and gelling behaviour of the ore, which affects leach recovery, throughput and circuit

People Acid Solutions

BHP Olympic Dam Acid Plant Recovery Project; Nyrstar Hobart 2018 Turnaround Project; Nyrstar Port Pirie NOx Removal Project; GFG Liberty Alliance Whyalla Shutdown Services; BHP Kalgoorlie Catalyst Screening Project; GFG Liberty Alliance Pellet Plant Shutdown

Ravensthorpe Nickel Project Adsorption Tank

2017-1-23  Olympic Dam Concentration Leach Tanks Industry: Mining Product: VEF and VE as a Veil Coat Expertise: Internal Tank Coating Six Concentrate Leach Tanks containing sulphuric acid at 12% and 80oC and pH less than 1 had two problems. Corrosion and

MARIO EDUARDO ROSSI, MSc., Min.Eng. GeoSystems

2019-5-29  BHP Billiton Base Metals, Olympic Dam (March–November, 2014). Support in the development of the 2015Recoverable Resource Model, Underground Expansion areas, Cu, U, Au, Ag, BaS, and Density variables. Included development of methodology, checks and validations, and JORC compliance tests for all tasks related to the resource modeling work.

Summary + articles re Olympic Dam mine expansion

Olympic Dam does not have to comply with South Australian standards let alone international standards. BHP Billiton Chairman Don Argus said in November 2006 that “we will apply the highest standards we are acting within the law.” However, Olympic Dam does not operate within the law that applies everywhere else in SA.

There's more to Olympic Dam Adelaide Now

BHP Billiton is expected to announce a revised estimate of its resource at Olympic Dam could be 50 per cent greater than previously calculated.

Summary + articles re Olympic Dam mine expansion

BHP Billiton's plans for Olympic Dam compare unfavourably with the Ranger uranium mine in the NT, where tailings are required to be returned to the pit at the end of the mine's life and steps taken to ensure the tailings do not have a detrimental impact on the environment for at least 10,000 years.

Time, cost and complexity continue to shape the heap

2019-11-8  BHP currently has a batch leach system in. place which samples the stopes scheduled for . upcoming production, allowing the leaching process to be optimised in terms of acid addition, oxidant addition and temperature. This process might be accurate, but it is slow. and costly, according to Lawson. This has led both ANSTO and the Olympic Dam

10t circular crane Crane Services from Eilbeck Cranes

The company has a licence to mine the Olympic Dam until 2036 and it is extendable for 50 more years thereafter. Ore processing at BHP's project. Processing facilities consist of a copper concentrator, hydrometallurgical plant, copper smelter, sulphuric acid plant, copper and gold/silver refineries.

Ravensthorpe Nickel Project Adsorption Tank

2017-1-23  Olympic Dam Concentration Leach Tanks Industry: Mining Product: VEF and VE as a Veil Coat Expertise: Internal Tank Coating Six Concentrate Leach Tanks containing sulphuric acid at 12% and 80oC and pH less than 1 had two problems. Corrosion and

Australia's Uranium Mines World Nuclear Association

WMC (Olympic Dam Corporation) Pty Ltd is the management company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton Limited, which took over WMC Resources in mid-2005. Initially BP Minerals Ltd was a 49% partner in the enterprise, but WMC took over BP Minerals' share in 1993 for $315 million.

MARIO EDUARDO ROSSI, MSc., Min.Eng. GeoSystems

2019-5-29  BHP Billiton Base Metals, Olympic Dam (March–November, 2014). Support in the development of the 2015Recoverable Resource Model, Underground Expansion areas, Cu, U, Au, Ag, BaS, and Density variables. Included development of methodology, checks and validations, and JORC compliance tests for all tasks related to the resource modeling work.