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Press Release June 9, 2021

Driving circularity: Metso Outotec delivers Planet Positive process technology to a precious metals recycling plant

Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on June 9, 2021, at 09:00 a.m. EEST

Metso Outotec has received an order for the engineering and delivery of key equipment for the expansion of a precious metals recycling plant. Metso Outotec’s equipment delivery consists of a direct current (DC) furnace with feeding equipment and process control system. The customer and the value of the contract will not be disclosed. The order has been booked in Metals’ Q2/2021 order intake. Typically, this type of an order is in the range of EUR 8 to 15 million.

“We are excited about this order, as it will strengthen our position in treatment of secondary raw materials. Our DC furnace technology is well suited for secondary smelting applications, including precious metal recycling. This delivery is well in line with our strategy to grow in circular economy,” explains Jyrki Makkonen, Vice President, Smelting business line at Metso Outotec.

Precious metals play an essential role in building more sustainable societies. They are used, for example, as catalysts in controlling automotive exhaust emissions. Precious metals can be recycled an infinite number of times.

Metso Outotec’s pyro- and hydrometallurgical technologies are well suited for the processing of secondary raw materials, including valuable metals like copper and platinum.

The Planet Positive multi-purpose Ausmelt™ and Kaldo™ processes can be used for integrated primary smelting and standalone smelting, complemented with efficient gas cleaning systems. Further refining can be accomplished with Metso Outotec’s state-of-the-art electrorefining and electrowinning processing technologies. The Metso Outotec DC furnace is based on proprietary technology featuring advanced environmental performance and efficient slag and alloy separation providing high metal recoveries.

Discover more about the direct current smelting furnace at mogroup.com


Further information, please contact:

Jyrki Makkonen, Vice President, Smelting, Metso Outotec, Tel. +358 20 529 4022, E-mail: jyrki.makkonen(at)mogroup.com

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Brand, Metso Outotec, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: helena.marjaranta(at)mogroup.com

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change.    

Metso Outotec is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with Science Based Targets. We ranked 8th on the 2021 Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. 

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2020 were about EUR 3.9 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. mogroup.comtwitter.com/metsooutotec

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