MIPAC is working with Xstrata Technology on numerous IsaMillTM installations. MIPAC’s engineers are aiming to provide tailored design, control, instrumentation and commissioning for at least a dozen IsaMill installations in Canada, Peru and Australia. Other comminution and flotation advances are covered in feature articles in the November issue of International Mining.The IsaMill, claimed to be the most energy efficient, highest-intensity, large-scale grinding machine on the market, has a smaller footprint than equivalent ball and tower mills, and more streamlined installation and maintenance requirements. Widely used in base metals, PGM, iron ore, industrial applications and gold processing plants, it is a popular choice for regrinding concentrates, fine/ultra-fine grinding and mainstream grinding.“We have recently completed design, FAT, procurement and checking an IsaMill package destined for Peru,” MIPAC Project Manager Brian Forrester says. “Our engineers have demonstrated the ability to apply local standards and seamlessly integrate these packages into a number of large projects.“At any one time, MIPAC interfaces with numerous EPCMs around the world including Hatch, Bechtel, Jacobs, SNC-Lavilin, and Fluor/AMEC.”MIPAC is currently engineering IsaMills packages for:Thompson Creek Metals – Endako expansion , British Colombia, CanadaErnest Henry Mine – magnetite project, Queensland, AustraliaEastern Platinum tailings treatment plant, Marikana, South AfricaXstrata Copper – Antapaccay, Tintaya, PeruTerrane Metals – Mount Milligan project, British Colombia, CanadaVale Ontario Operations – Clarabelle mill, CORe flotation project, Sudbury, CanadaNewcrest Mining, Telfer, Western Australia.