Metso Outotec has signed a landmark contract for the delivery of an iron ore beneficiation and travelling grate pelletising plant to Africa.
The company did not name its customer and it said that the parties have agreed to not disclose the value of the contract.
“This new greenfield plant is the first integrated beneficiation and pelletising plant we are delivering globally,” said Jari Ålgars, president of Metso Outotec’s Metals business area.
“It will feature Metso Outotec’s sustainable proprietary technology, such as Low NOx burners to minimise emissions in the process, as well as state-of-the-art digital solutions, including our Optimus process optimiser and a green pellet-size control system.”
Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery includes the engineering and supply of key process equipment for the beneficiation and pelletising plant. In addition, Metso Outotec will provide site supervision and commissioning services and deliver automation and training for the project. Metso Outotec conducted early engineering works for the plant in 2020.
Separately, Metso Outotec and AM King, a leading marketplace for surplus mining and processing equipment globally, have entered into a global partnership agreement covering spares, wears, repairs and field service recommendations for AM King brokered mill and crusher sales, irrespective of the OEM.
Metso Outotec said it will provide competitive aftermarket solutions for optimised performance, higher reliability and increased profitability, covering solution packages on certified inspections and warranty, maintenance services, and optimisation services.
“We are very excited to partner with AM King,” said Sami Takaluoma, president of Metso Outotec’s Services Business area. “Through our comprehensive service portfolio, customers can maximise the performance of used or un-used surplus equipment.
“Metso Outotec’s extensive aftermarket offering combined with our unique field service expertise bring many sustainable options to expand the equipment life cycle. This is a concrete action to contribute to circular economy targets which are increasingly important for all companies.”
Metso Outotec has 140 service centres around the world and over 3,000 field service professionals and additional support resources close to its customers’ operations.
Albert King, a member of AMK’s management team, said: “Partnering with Metso Outotec will further enhance the promise we make to all customers interested in surplus assets by providing a faster time to production, lower capital costs and a more sustainable future for the mining industry.”