Through years of experience, the engineers at Novopro have acquired the knowledge and expertise necessary to effectively carry out magnesium metal related projects in all of their phases.
Experience has provided Novopro with detailed design capabilities for specialized equipment, such as chlorination units, fluid bed dryers, casting furnaces, molten metal pumps, and high current bus bars. This kind of expertise is usually not available within engineering firms and frequently has to be acquired through specialized consultants or vendors.
Novopro’s team has identified the majority of relevant equipment suppliers in the magnesium sector and is well aware of their performances. This is essential in all stages of a project with regard to the qualification of contractors and vendors.
Furthermore, given its involvement in development activities that have led to licensing of technology, NOVOPRO understands and appreciates not only the technical requirements, but also the business aspects of technology development and transfer. Such activities are key in almost all phases of any magnesium project.
NOVOPRO’S technical capabilities include:
Magnesium metal primary production requires a highly complex extraction process, demanding intimate knowledge of the various forms of magnesium compounds, as well as the behaviour of the metal and its alloying elements. NOVOPRO can claim to be one of the leading technological and engineering-based companies in this challenging field, encapsulating all aspects of the process, from raw materials preparation to dehydration, electrolysis/reduction and refining-casting.
NOVOPRO has been actively involved in the development of several magnesium metal operations. Each of these process developments required the preparation and purification of MgCl2 solutions for feeding into the crystallization, dehydration, and electrolysis sections of the plant. Systems including leaching of Mg (OH)2 and MgCO3 in HCl; iron, nickel and manganese removal; boron removal; sulphate removal as well as MgCl2.6H2O and carnallite crystallization have been developed and designed.