|Pyrometallurgy Capability & Experience|
For over 20 years, customers have trusted Worley to design systems that efficiently process their valuable metals.
Our industry-leading specialists have designed and delivered many of the world’s most complex pyrometallurgy facilities.
We have people with years of operations experience.
We ensure that all our customers’ processing needs are successfully met through our years of hands-on knowledge
and expertise encompassing all major smelting processes.
Worley has particular expertise in pyrometallurgical processes such as:
• Fluid bed roasters and reactors
• Kilns and rotary hearth furnaces
• Smelting furnaces
• Electric arc furnaces
• Flash furnaces
• Top Submerged Lancing (TSL)
• Noranda/El Teniente smelting vessels
• Peirce-Smith converters
• Anode furnaces
Our experience and knowledge in pyrometallurgical plants translates into all areas of our work including technology
development, pilot plant and test assistance, engineering design, commissioning, start-up, operation, debottlenecking,
and maintenance. With extensive knowledge of the complex metallurgical processes, our specialists thoroughly
understand the importance of process evaluation and optimization, and cost savings to our customers’ operations.
|Minerals, Metals & Chemicals |
Worley’ specialists have a thorough understanding of market analysis, financial modelling, technology selection,
greenfield site selection, approvals management, new plantconfiguration, existing plant optimization, and the development of thedetailed project realization methodologies.
|Feed Handling & Preparation |
Worley has proven success in delivering practicalsolutions for difficult material handling issues with concentrates,covering all climates and levels of plant sophistication.
|Smelter Feed Systems |
From test work required to confirm material properties to optimum feed delivery and overall system effectiveness,
Worley’ smelting team understands the issues associated with delivering feed to various systems, and ensures
optimal furnace performance.
|Primary Offgas Handling |
Smelting of sulphide ores generates significant amounts of offgas containing sulphur dioxide.
Efficient capture and cooling of offgas has become a critical aspect of modern smelting operations. Worley has
over 20 years of primary offgas handling experience and has been recognized for delivering innovative solutions for offgas
|Sulphuric Acid Plants |
Worley’ experience in the engineering of sulphuric acid plants is backed by our global sulphur management
team. Together, we cover the full spectrum of sulphuric acid plant services — from conceptual studies and operational
troubleshooting to owner’s
|Secondary Gas Handling |
Secondary gas collection in smelters is becoming more important — especially for environmental security.
Worley has significant project experience in the secondary gas collection and cleaning field, offering customers
industry leading personnel with operating and troubleshooting expertise.
|Smelter Effluent Treatment |
Smelter effluent and waste treatment is paramount for the successfuloperation of a smelter. Whether a greenfield or brownfield effluenttreatment plant, Worley’ specialists can take any projectfrom concept and testing, through engineering, plant commissioning, andhand-over.