OUTOTEC OYJÂ PRESS RELEASE, FEBRUARY 14, 2013 AT 11:15 AM
Outotec to deliver large grinding mills to Zambia
Outotec and the mining and metals company First Quantum Minerals Limited (FQML)
have agreed on the delivery of an additional three grinding mills to FQML's
subsidiaries in Zambia to complement Outotec's previous process equipment
deliveries. The total value of the new orders is about EUR 15 million.
Outotec's delivery includes two ball mills and one SAG mill, all of which are
based on Outotec's proprietary grinding mill technology. The largest of the ball
mills - dia 8.5 m by 13.4 m long (28' x 44') with 22 MW power - is equal in size
to the largest ball mill ever manufactured The ball mill has a capacity of 25
million tonnes per annum and it will be installed at the Kanshanshi mine
expansion in Zambia.
The Kansanshi mine is the largest copper mine in Africa, located in the
northwest of Zambia. Outotec has previously delivered a substantial amount of
the key processing equipment for the Kansanshi mine, including one of the
world's largest SAG mills - dia 12.2 m by 8.8 m long (40' x 29') with 28 MW -
and three other mills, multiple flotation cells and thickeners. Outotec's
deliveries to the Kanshanshi mine alone amount to over EUR 100 million.
"Long lasting customer relationships such as the one with FQML are very valuable
and mutually beneficial. The size and power of the grinding mills we are now
delivering to FQML is an impressive confirmation of our capabilities to deliver
the largest comminution equipment available. The very large grinding mills are
becoming an industry standard due to customers' needs to process large
quantities efficiently with reduced energy consumption. Our proprietary mill
technology responds to these needs", says Jari Rosendal, President - Non-ferrous
Solutions business area.
For further information please contact:
Jari Rosendal, President - Non-ferrous Solutions business area
tel. +358 20 529 2700
Eila Paatela, Director - Corporate Communications
tel. +358 20 529 2004, +358 400 817 198
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