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Varennes Greenfield Titanium Sponge Plant

million total installed cost
Office: Toronto, Calgary 
Customer: Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) 
Location: Varennes, Quebec 
Timeframe: 2007 - 2008 
Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) is considering the development of a new Titanium Sponge Plant in Varennes, Quebec using its existing sponge plant facility as the basis for the study.

All areas of the existing facility including magnesium recovery, vacuum distillation, crushing and shearing, and gas handling will be analyzed and streamlined to ensure that TIMET’s production goals in regards to titanium sponge production are met.

TIMET engaged WorleyParsons Minerals & Metals to perform Select phase services on the study. Activities included the provision of engineering, environmental permitting support and project management of a scoping study. Following completion of the scoping study, additional activities included geotechnical services, basic engineering and final structural engineering for the main process building and a capital estimate for the new plant.

As part of the design process, a computerized model (Visual 8) was used to verify the plant layout and to determine bottlenecks. Value improvement practices were identified to streamline the plant operations and for future consideration on the final design. In addition, we applied our EcoNomics™ based resource utilization concepts to identify savings in utility usage and to decrease the facility’s impact on the environment.

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