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Muadinoon Mining enhances frac sand production in Saudi Arabia

The new plant will enable Muadinoon to produce 0-600 micron silica sand (frac sand) at a rate of 75tph. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Saudi Arabia?s Muadinoon Mining Company has committed to significantly enhancing its product offering through an investment in wet processing technology from industry leaders CDE

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. CDE had commissioned 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.

Utilising CDE technology, the new plant will enable Muadinoon to produce 0-600 micron silica sand (frac sand) at a rate of 75tph.

CDE?s EvoWash will intake pre-screened material which has been sized to suit the clients 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 hydrocyclones provide unrivalled control of silt cut points and eliminate the loss of quality fines with significant commercial value.

CDE?s AquaCycle focuses on reducing costly water consumption (both economically and environmentally) by ensuring up to 90% of the process water is recycled for immediate recirculation. The water treatment unit, consisting of a thickener and polyplant, reduces fresh water requirement drastically and helps to accelerate return on investment by maximising production efficiency, minimising the loss of valuable fines and reducing water and energy costs.

CDE regional manager Ruchin Garg added, ?Environmental education is compulsory among all the technical and managerial employees at Muadinoon, as the company believes that healthy environmental practices invariably lead to healthy business practices. It has been wonderful working with such an eco-conscious team and helping to develop a solution that is in line with their principles."