Moscow, August 10, 2021 — Nornickel, the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper, has awarded a major contract for the supply of some of the key industry-leading equipment used in mining operations to Metso Outotec, further extending the partnership with Finland’s technology solutions provider.
Nornickel and Metso Outotec have signed an agreement to deliver industry-leading dewatering, flotation and automation equipment for Nornickel’s Talnakh concentrator expansion project in Russia’s Arctic city of Norilsk. The contract value is a commercially sensitive matter and therefore may not be disclosed publicly.
Metso Outotec’s delivery scope consists of modernization of three existing thickeners and delivery of over 100 TankCell® flotation machines and an automation system for the new Talnakh concentrator Line 3 flotation area. In addition, the contract covers the supply of spare parts and consumables. Metso Outotec will also provide a metallurgical performance guarantee as well as advisory services for the installation and commissioning of the equipment. The delivery is scheduled for 2022-23.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Nornickel. The supply of leading-edge equipment from Metso Outotec for the existing line 2 and the new line 3 flotation section at the Talnakh concentrator will enable an increase in the amount of ore processed. We have collaborated with Nornickel on several projects to boost the throughput rates of their processing facilities, and we are grateful for having again been selected to provide reliable solutions for a project as significant as Talnakh. Metso Outotec has previously supplied comminution and ore processing solutions and equipment for the Talnakh Concentator lines 1 and 2,” says Markku Teräsvasara, President, Minerals business area, Metso Outotec.
Sergey Dubovitsky, Senior Vice President Strategy, Strategic Projects, Logistics & Procurement at Nornickel, commented: “The new contract further develops the collaboration with our longstanding partner Metso Outotec, which has supplied technology to us for many years. We have an excellent track record of using the Metso Outotec machinery across the entire geography of our operations. The new equipment supply contract plays a crucial role for our expansion project – Talnakh Concentrator Line 3, which is a key step to deliver our strategy of sustainably producing metals required for the world economy to go greener”.
Metso Outotec's dewatering and flotation solutions are energy-efficient providing lower operating costs, and helping customers achieve maximum productivity and consistent recovery rates.
More information on Metso Outotec dewatering, flotation and automation technologies is available on our website.
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Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change.
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Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2020 were about EUR 3.9 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. mogroup.com, twitter.com/metsooutotec
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