Mineracao Bauxita Paragominas (MBP) selected Ausenco to perform a full range of services for the world’s first commercial long-distance bauxite ore slurry pipeline.
The pipeline system is designed to initially transport 8 million tonnes per year (Mt/y), and later expand up to 13 Mt/y, of bauxite ore from the Miltonia mine site in the state of Para to terminal facilities in Barcarena on the Amazon estuary near Belem.
Ausenco was selected to perform a full range of services, from laboratory testing and feasibility studies through to start-up support and operator training.
The pipeline system delivers bauxite to a new dedicated filter plant and includes:
Operations commenced in 2007.