Canadian First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has awarded an order to Metso Outotec for two very large horizontal grinding mills for the company’s copper mine expansion in Zambia. The value of the order, which is not disclosed, has been booked in Minerals’ Q2/2022 orders received.
Metso Outotec’s delivery includes two Planet Positive PremierTM grinding mills with a total installed power of 50MW. To meet the need for efficient and fast replacement of the lining systems, as well as ensuring a long wear life, the ball mill will be equipped with the Metso Outotec Megaliner™ and the SAG mill will be equipped with Metso Outotec metallic mill lining and a high-performance discharge system.
FQM’s Kansanshi mine, located near Solwezi in the North-western Province of Zambia, is amongst the largest copper mines in the world and the largest in Africa.
First Quantum Minerals are currently working on its further expansion including a standalone 25Mtpa processing plant that will increase copper production substantially. Metso Outotec grinding mills provide advanced user-friendly operations, main bearing systems, high availability and ease of maintenance.
Nick Green, Vice President, Horizontal Mills Product Group, Metso Outotec, Tel. +358 20 529 211, email: nick.green(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.
Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2021 were about EUR 4.2 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. mogroup.com, twitter.com/metsooutotec