Saudi’s Muadinoon Mining Company to use CDE’s Wet Processing tech

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Saudi Arabia’s Muadinoon Mining Company, a corporation involved in the mining and sale of minerals and raw materials to a wide range of industries, has enhanced its product offering through investment in wet processing technology from Ireland-based industry leader, CDE.

Muadinoon mines high-quality silica sand from their sand deposit near Tayma, in northwestern Saudi Arabia. The company is dedicated to delivering high-quality products that match the needs of its clients while also adhering to industrial standards. Recently, Muadinoon sought to improve the quality of the product through enhanced washing and cleaning of the mined sand.

The company’s mission to preserve the landscape in which it operates is shown in its pledge to achieve maximum economic value while ensuring minimum environmental harm. As a result, a suitable wet processing solution was required to ensure water recirculation and conservation of this precious resource in a highly dry region.

The company engaged CDE to visit the site near Tayma, to gain a better understanding of its needs and requirements and to embark upon a collaborative partnership. It chose to partner with CDE because of its in-depth understanding of the project at hand and expertise.

CDE had installed its EvoWash Evo101 sand wash plant and AquaCycle A200 water management system to run alongside the company’s existing dry screens that ensure the size fractions of the required product. Utilizing CDE technology, the new plant will enable Muadinoon to produce 0-600 micron silica sand at a rate of 75 total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH).

Mr. Turki, CEO of Muadinoon Mining Company said that “We are always intent on maintaining our responsibility to our environment and our people, therefore it was important to us to ensure we provided the best possible quality product to our clients, while reducing the impact on our natural world.”

CDE’s EvoWash will intake pre-screened material which has been sized to suit the client’s needs. The sand will be washed by cyclone technology, thus reducing the fines content to market acceptable limits and providing an in-spec product to the customer. The EvoWash’s sump and hydro cyclones provide unrivaled control of silt cut points and eliminate the loss of quality fines with significant commercial value.

The AquaCycle is a highly effective water management solution that ensures up to 90 percent of process water is recycled for rapid recirculation, considerably lowering costly water usage.

CDE Regional Manager Mr. Ruchin Garg said that “Muadinoon is a newly established mining company that is already making great traction and highlighting its potential to achieve its business aims. We are proud to be on board to help make these ambitions a reality, and to be part of the journey as Muadinoon continues as a leading industry figure while maintaining its ecological pledges.”

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