tenovaTenova Mining & Minerals announced today that Tenova Pyromet, its electric furnaces and associated plant equipment specialist, was recently awarded a contract by Metalleghe for equipment design, supply and supervision for a new plant being built in Mrkonjic, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project, which is well underway, is expected to make Metalleghe the second largest Bosnian company.

The 24-month contract is part of Metallghe's expansion to its silicon metal production facilities, through developing a new smelter complex within a few kilometres of the existing Bosnian-Herzegovinian Silicon Industries (BSI) operation. BSI is the silicon metal and silica fume production arm of the international Metalleghe Group.

An important Tenova Pyromet technology being provided is the automation and control systems, which will allow interfacing between the smelter furnace, the raw materials handling system and the off-gas cleaning plant. Tenova Pyromet will provide process guarantees for the smelting furnace's production rate and hot metal power consumption per silicon metal unit produced.

Tenova Mining & Minerals is a total integrated solutions provider to the global mining, bulk materials handling and minerals beneficiation and processing sectors, offering innovative technological solutions and full process and commodity knowledge across the mining industry value chain.

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