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Press Release August 16, 2021

Metso Outotec to supply a high-capacity Premier™ SAG mill to Northern Star Resources in Australia

Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on August 16, 2021, at 09:00 a.m. EEST

Metso Outotec will deliver a high-capacity, high-powered Premier™ SAG mill to Northern Star Resources Limited’s Thunderbox gold mine expansion located in Yandal Belt, north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. The typical value of such a delivery is approximately EUR 15 million depending on the final scope. The order has been booked in Minerals’ first half of 2021 orders received.

On award of Northern Star Resources’ largest mill to date, Northern Star’s General Manager Processing, Mr Simon Tyrrell, said: “The Thunderbox expansion increases the operation’s hard rock processing capacity to 6.0Mtpa from the current 3.0Mtpa, and decreases processing costs as outlined in our 2021 Investor Day Presentation. Northern Star’s selection of Metso Outotec for the mill supply is supported by their locally based expertise, large mill supply history and ongoing collaboration with Northern Star.”

“We are pleased to be chosen as a supplier for the Thunderbox expansion. The gear-driven Premier™ SAG mill to be delivered will feature 18MW of motor power. With the Premier™ mill range we advance our unrivaled innovation legacy providing our customers with most reliable technology, engineered to exceed their specific requirements. We are looking forward to continue the collaboration with Northern Star Resources and to be part of their success story,” says Christoph Hoetzel, Head of Grinding business line at Metso Outotec.

Metso Outotec offers the industry's widest range of horizontal grinding mills consisting of the Premier™ and Select™ mills. They can be easily integrated with Metso Outotec mill reline equipment and are supported by the company’s extensive services network to ensure optimization during the mills’ lifetime. Metso Outotec also offers the market’s most comprehensive mill linings range and relining services with materials and designs optimized for each specific application. 

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Further information, please contact:

Kai Rönnberg, Vice President, Minerals Sales - Asia Pacific, Metso Outotec, tel. +61 407 020 306, e-mail: kai.ronnberg(at)mogroup.com

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Brand, Metso Outotec, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, e-mail: 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.com, twitter.com/metsooutotec

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