Air Products extends contract with Barrick Goldstrike

Air Products extends contract with Barrick Goldstrike

5:14 AM, 11th October 2017
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LEHIGH VALLEY, US: Air Products and Chemicals Inc (APD) has signed a contract with Barrick Goldstrike that extends its long-standing agreement to operate and maintain Barrick’s oxygen plant in Elko, Nevada.

In addition to running the Barrick plant, Air Products plans to install new oxygen plant process equipment and technology designed to help Barrick reduce operating costs and emissions, as well as increase gold production. 

Barrick uses oxygen for temperature control in its roaster process. Employing the optimal temperature, which varies depending on ore make-up, results in a cleaner process and increased gold production. 

“We are honoured by Barrick’s continued trust in our ability to not only successfully run this critical operation for them, but implement changes in process equipment and technology that will improve their overall operation,” said Victoria Brifo, vice president of equipment sales, plant support and central procurement, Air Products.

“Air Products has demonstrated exemplary service, operating and maintaining the oxygen plant to the highest possible standards. A willingness to adapt and support our changing needs has been key to our relationship and remains as we continue to work together to optimize the overall process,” said Chris Nelson, Goldstrike metallurgist.

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