We have been piloting our new Hybrid CC Filter Plates at First Quantum Minerals´ Pyhäsalmi mine in northern Finland since January 2016. The results have exceeded all expectations providing “improved reliability” and “cost effectiveness” for slurry filtration. After piloting the hybrid plates, Pyhäsalmi mine placed a five year annual order for CC plates to support their five Outotec Larox CC filters.
Pyhäsalmi Mine, the second deepest metal mine in Europe, produces copper, zinc and pyrite. In 1962 it was initially developed as an open pit mine by Outokumpu Oyj, followed by the first underground development. It has been a key site for the development of many Outotec technologies such as Courier, Millsense and now Outotec´s new Hybrid CC Filter Plates.