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Product news August 17, 2016 01:32:11 PM CET

Guaranteed performance for Prominent Hill - Mine backfill system plus operation, maintenance and management services

Complete peace of mind - Outotec EPC backfill system, plus build own operate management services - instrumental in achieving mine's targets

OZ Minerals is a world-class mining business who owns and operates Prominent Hill, a high quality copper-gold mine in South Australia. They are Australia's third largest copper producer, with quality assets, a healthy cash balance and no debt.

The project scope included state-of-the-art EPC backfill system; build own operate (BOO) backfill plant for ongoing operation; best practice tools and expertise for operation, maintenance and management; as well as access to offsite expertise.

Benefits of the Outotec solution included

  • Fixed price m3/fill
  • High plant availability exceeding mine initial requirements 
  • Plant operating at higher than design fill rates 
  • Shared risk in backfill schedule compliance 
  • Flexible technical design for evolving mining needs

Prominent Hill backfill plant