Metso Outotec will supply cutting edge flotation technology for a major nickel producer in Western Australia as part of their concentrator modernization. The site is one of the largest nickel producing sites in the world. Start-up of the new flotation cells is scheduled for 2022. The order value, which is not disclosed, has been booked in Minerals’ Q3/2021 orders received.
Metso Outotec’s delivery includes nickel rougher and cleaner flotation technology based on new and proprietary Concorde Cell™ flotation technology. The Concorde Cell™ uses a high-pressure aerated slurry jet through a choke to force the bubbles and particles to attach. This technology was originally invented by Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson to improve ultrafine particle flotation. Metso Outotec will be launching the Concorde Cell™ technology this fall.
“Metso Outotec is a leading provider of flotation technology. Thanks to intensive R&D efforts, we have successfully developed the new Concorde Cell™ flotation technology for superior performance in fine and ultrafine particle recovery. This is in response to the global industry trend towards efficient use of the Earth’s resources with more environmentally efficient technologies for more finely disseminated and complex orebodies,” says Paul Sohlberg, Vice President, Separation business line at Metso Outotec.
The Concorde Cell™ technology is a part of Metso Outotec’s Planet Positive portfolio.
Further information, please contact:
Paul Sohlberg, Vice President, Separation, Metso Outotec, tel. +358 40 481 3737, email: paul.sohlberg(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.