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MDM project pipeline shift

MDM secures atomising technology licence

04 October 2011

MDM Engineering Group Limited (“MDM”) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Atomising Systems Limited (ASL) of Sheffield, United Kingdom, to exclusively market ASL’s specialised atomising equipment and technology which is used throughout the powder industry but has also been established in the mining industry as a direct route from pyro- to hydrometallurgy. Atomising processes and equipment will complement alloy and slag granulation processes which MDM acquired when David Norval joined MDM and form part of the range of process solutions which MDM provides to its customers worldwide.

MDM has secured the exclusive rights for Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Since signing the technology agreement MDM’s Senior Project Manager, David Norval, who has extensive atomising experience, has received three Expressions of Interests (EOI) to implement ASL’s technology of which one has already culminated in a project.

Martin Smith, MDM CEO said:
 “MDM look forward to a long working relationship with ASL and we are excited about securing its first technology supply agreement, which we believe will open the door to a new area of business for MDM, while enhancing our offering to existing customers.”


MDM Engineering Group Limited

Martin Smith (CEO)
George Bennett (Executive Director)
Dominique de la Roche (Finance Director)
Tel: +27 (0) 11 993 4300

Collins Stewart Europe Limited

John Prior
Sebastian Jones
Tel: +44 (0)20 7523 8350

Tavistock Communications

Paul Youens
Emily Fenton
Tel: +44 (0)20 7920 3150

MDM Engineering Group Limited is a minerals process and project management company focused on the mining industry. The Company provides a wide range of services from preliminary and final feasibility studies, through to plant design, construction and commissioning. To date, the Company’s clients have largely been junior and mid-tier mining corporations with operations in Africa.

The MDM Engineering core technical team has a 23 year track record of completing a wide range of studies and execution projects across a variety of minerals, including precious metals, base metals, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, uranium and diamonds.

The Company has adopted an approach to project execution based on an open-book Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management “EPCM” or “cost-plus” basis and on an Engineering, Procurement and Construct (EPC) basis. With a core focus on Africa, MDM Engineering is setting the benchmark standard for best practice in the mining services industry through its commitment to providing the highest quality services and actively engaging with clients to ensure maximum transparency.

Atomising Systems Limited:
Atomising Systems Ltd specialises in the technology of powder or granule production by the atomisation of melts.  Established in 1992, the company and its founder have 35 years experience of the technology and have delivered more than 140 plants for metal powder atomisation in 35 countries in six continents.

Atomisation is the break-up of a liquid into droplets. ASL specialises in atomising melts with temperatures from 150C – 2000C to make powders from 10μm – 1mm. As well as metals, ASL has also processed non-metals such as oxides, sulphides, halides (chlorides), silicates, borates etc.



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