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Six month trial of OptiFlox scheduled at North Goonyella coal mine

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SciDev Ltd has advised that it has received a purchase order for an OptiFlox® system to be used in a six month trial at Peabody Energy’s 2.9 million tpy North Goonyella metallurgical coal mine (NGC), in the Bowen Basin, Queensland.

The impending approval of this trial was foreshadowed in the ‘Company & Operational Update’ released to ASX on 19 June 2018.

The OptiFlox system will be trialled on the tailings thickener to maximise the use of water, improve productivity and reduce overall operational costs. It is expected that the system may also yield other benefits not readily quantifiable without full scale operations.

Peabody Energy is an existing SciDev client and utilises an OptiFlox system at the 12 million tpy Wilpinjong thermal coal mine in New South Wales.

SciDev has chemical sales with the NGC mine and the OptiFlox system will enhance the efficacy of the SciDev chemistry. As previously advised, SciDev expects to receive approval during the current quarter for the trial of an OptiFlox system at a heavy mineral sands operation in south Australia.

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