Metso Outotec has been awarded a contract to deliver sustainable comminution technology to a greenfield iron ore project in South America.
Metso Outotec will provide sustainable crushing, screening, and grinding technologies in the form of a concentrator plant.
The concentrator plant has a targeted production of premium pellet feed.
The total value of the order is approximately €45 million ($67 million), and it has been booked in Minerals’ Q2/2022 orders received.
What makes the solution sustainable is the comminution circuit flowsheet developed for the new concentrator plant in cooperation with Metso Outotec.
Conventional horizontal mills have been replaced with the combination of HRCe high pressure grinding rolls and Vertimill grinding mills to achieve the best energy-efficiency whilst maintaining low operating and life cycle costs.
By utilising the flowsheet, the plant is expected to save 25 per cent of installed power compared to a conventional HPGR/ball mill circuit and over 40 per cent compared to a conventional SABC circuit.
Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery consists of the engineering, manufacturing, and supply of MKIII primary crusher, HP Series cone crushers, HRCe HPGR high-pressure grinding rolls, vibrating feeders as well as banana, horizontal and dewatering screens and Vertimill grinding mills.
Metso Outotec will also provide installation and commissioning advisory services and wear and spare parts.
“The plant’s Planet Positive comminution flowsheet combines the best solutions available, allowing to achieve superior energy-efficiency and lower wear rates,” Metso Outotec head of grinding business Christoph Hoetzel.
“This is a remarkable project and Metso Outotec will play a significant role also in the project start-up with its strong local operations and highly skilled service team,” Metso Outotec Vice President, Minerals Sales, South America market Fernando Samanez commented.