Whittier Filtration to Supply Equipment for Mines in Mexico

Whittier Filtration, a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company has been chosen to supply filtration and vacuum deaeration equipment packages for the expansion projects of Minera Penmont, a subsidiary of Industrias Penoles in the Dipolos gold mine and Mexico's richest gold mine, Minera Mexican La Cienega, at La Cienega mine in Durango, Mexico, according to a Jan. 22 press release.

The company's equipment package is expected to bring a 50 percent increase in production by the year 2010.

The scope of supply at Minera Penmont includes a 750 m³/h Auto-Jet® Precoat Filtration and Vacuum Deaeration package while the Minera Mexican La Cienega includes a 400 m³/h package. These packages are installed at these locations for clarification and deaeration of the pregnant leach solution in the Merrill-Crowe gold and silver process.