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Veolia Water Technologies to supply Reverse Osmosis plant to Fosterville Gold Mine

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Global Mining Review,

Veolia Water Technologies has been awarded the contract to design and supply a Reverse Osmosis plant to reduce the chloride levels in the produced water stream at the Fosterville Gold Mine in Victoria (Australia). The water treatment plant solution is intended to help its operator, Kirkland Lake Gold, meet their operations license conditions in a sustainable way.

Kirkland Lake Gold is a mid-tier gold producer which operates mines in Canada and Australia. The company owns and operates the Fosterville Mine, which is a high-grade, low-cost underground gold mine, located 20 km from the local city of Bendigo. The Fosterville Mine features extensive exploration potential and low-cost production. The mine is currently experiencing a significant increase in gold production due to recent exploration.


Fosterville Gold Mine plans to implement a water treatment plant to treat mine water for reuse within their process water circuit.


Veolia Water Technologies has been awarded the contract for the design and supply of a Reverse Osmosis plant to reduce the chloride levels < 500 mg/L. According to the company, the Reverse Osmosis plant will consist of multimedia and carbon filtration followed by primary Reverse Osmosis and reject recovery Reverse Osmosis.

“Leveraging our extensive experience in reverse osmosis technology for treating mine water, we are very proud to deliver this water treatment system to enable Kirkland Lake Gold to further enhance its sustainability credentials by producing a high quality treated water for reuse within the mine”, said Veolia Water Technologies’ Client Executive Manager of Projects, Leno Cavarra.


The water treatment plant is planned to be operational in 2019.

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