IMPRC introduction

The plan to establish Iran Mineral Processing Research Center is one of the projects to increase the capacity of applied mineral processing research according to the classification number 40798299, which was approved by the executive body and the Program and Budget Organization in 1990 and after providing credit in the same year, initial measure was begun. This is one of the planned development projects for the first five years after the revolution.

Preliminary study for the construction of Mineral Processing Research Center was started since 1988 and had been approved in the first development plan and had continued its activities since the end of the first plan with the new classification number 31307207. Until 1994, studies and selection of foreign consultants had been carried out, and in practice, executive contracts had been concluded since the second half of 1994, and the main executive works had been started since the beginning of 1995.

From 1990 to 2006, the center was under the supervision of the Ministry of Industries and Mines and since 1986 it has been a subsidiary of the Organization for the Development and Renovation of Mines and Mining Industries of Iran.

General specifications of Iran Mineral Processing Research Center:

Iran Mineral Processing Research Center is located in Kavosh Research Town, 60 km west of Tehran, on the Karaj-Qazvin freeway.

The center has 4 laboratory units including chemistry Lab, mineralogy Lab, mineral processing Lab., and environment, safety and occupational health Lab. and a semi-industrial unit with a capacity of 2 tons per hour.

For this center, 1.8 MW of energy and land with an area of 10 hectares and with an infrastructure of 27000 square meters has been allocated for the construction of spaces according to the following table:

Table of Space Specifications in Iran's Mineral Processing Research Center

 

Row

building area name

Unit(square meters)

1

land allocated for the executive project of Iran Mineral Processing Research Center

83000

2

Building No. 1- Pilot

7400

3

Building No. 2 - Laboratory

7380

4

Building No. 3- Guesthouse

820

5

Building No. 4 - Crushing

2270

6

Building No. 5 - Installation

885

7

Building No. 6 - Technical Workshop

1120

8

Building No. 7 - Warehouse of Dangerous Materials

200

9

Building No. 8 - Warehouse of Special Goods

100

10

Building No. 9 - Guard

650

11

Building No. 10 - Water source and booster installation of pumps

620

12

Building No. 11 – Raw- material Bunker

300

13

Building No. 12- Waste dams and septic tanks

5500

14

Building No. 13 - Main Power Transformers and Generator

550

15

main areas

6000

 

Foreign Consultants:

  BHP Company and  Australian AMDEL

Internal Consultants:

Level and industry consulting engineers and Iran Minerals Research Company

Contractors: Iran Desar Company - Construction Products Company - Akam Metal Company - Iran Steel Parts Group Company - Field Installation Construction Company - Iran Ramp Construction Company