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Metso Outotec grinding mills and thickeners heading to greenfield nickel project

Metso Outotec says it has been awarded a contract for the delivery of several horizontal grinding mills and thickeners to a greenfield nickel project in Indonesia. The value of the order is approximately €24 million ($28 million), and it has been booked in the Minerals business Q3 (September quarter) 2021 orders received, the company said.

Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery includes five grinding mills with a total installed power of 10.6 MW, as well as 13 HCT high-compression thickeners, which are part of the company’s Planet Positive offering. “We are pleased to have been chosen as the supplier of this key equipment for this major project,” Markku Teräsvasara, President, Minerals and Deputy CEO of Metso Outotec, said.   “A diligent verification process with the customer confirmed that Metso Outotec grinding mills and thickeners will provide significant added value to their process.

“The customer selected our grinding mills based on robust, proven technology, and industry leading availability. The HCT thickeners are proven to provide the best washing efficiency, thus reducing the loss of nickel metal in leaching residue.”

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