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Backfilling plant and pump station for the transport of solids, Norilsk, Russia

NickelCopperConveying & ComminutionBackfilling

2 backfilling plants

Customer JSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, Russia

Commissioning 2009


Basic and  detail engineering,  project planning according to Russian standards, supply of documentation and equipment, installation supervision, commissioning, training of personnel   

Scope of supply

Two plants for backfilling and supply of a high pressure pump for the transport of solids, hydrocyclone plant ContiClass®System

Technical data

  • Plant 1: 250,000 m3 concrete mix per year
  • Plant 2: 1,000.000 m3 concrete mix per year 
  • Treatment of 2,050,000 t tailings per year
  • Transport of solids over a distance of 3.5 km

Customer benefits

  • Reduction of
    • disposal site for flotation tailing​​s
    • ​​​​​slag deposit
    • water consumption, the previously consumed water can be used for other applications without further processing
    • power consumption
  • Closing of gravel recovery and gravel production
  • Considerably higher
    • availability of the plant
    • quality of the concrete mixtures
    • reproducibility of concrete recipes
  • Significant reduction of space requirement 
  • Significant noise reduction

Project highlight

Capacity of 2nd plant
qbm of concrete mix per year