Phosphate plant tailings reclamation


Dragflow delivered two Remote Controlled Electric Dredges model DRP120 and five additional electric submergible slurry pumps (EL300B, EL604B, (2)EL60B, EL25A) to the biggest phosphate mining company in Morocco.
The customer had been looking for an efficient solution for pumping processed phosphate ore tailings back to the plant for reprocessing.
Moreover, the dredging operations was necessary in order to maintain the required water capacity of the tailings ponds.
Our solution included two electric dredges model DRP120 working inside two tailings dams, are equipped with a pump model  EL1204B each. This pump has a capacity of 400m3/h. We included water jets systems to help break the settled materials and increase the overall efficiency of the process.
This solution proved to be the most reliable, due to its compact construction, its ease of use, and the robustness that characterizes Dragflow pumps around the world.
The dredges are only the first part of the slurry transport system which involves other three Dragflow heavy duty submersible slurry pumps, including one pump model  EL300B (325 HP) with a capacity of 720m3/h.