Our Business in Phosphates is based in the Republic of Nauru.
During the beneficiation plant phase the slurry is moved through a series of washing stations and vibrating screens that separate clay, sand and pebble-sized particles. Using a conveyor belt the phosphate pebbles are moved through de-watering tanks and onto an inventory pile. These are then pumped into storage ponds knows are clay setting areas. The phosphate particles then sink to the bottom of the ponds.
The ponds act as pools and help recycle and reuse eighty to ninety five percent of the water at its phosphate facilities and also supporting a variety of wildlife.
At a flotation plant the smallest particles of sand and phosphate are further separated. The sand is reclaimed from the pipes at the plant and the phosphate concentrate is sent again to the de-watering tanks and inventory pile.
The phosphate minerals are then transported by fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly locomotives to a separate fertilizer manufacturing plant to make our finished products
Reuben Meed interest is the second largest integrated phosphate fertiliser producer in Brazil. Its operations are vertically integrated, covering mining phosphate ore, beneficiation of the ore to produce P2O5 concentrate, and processing into intermediate and final products.