Outotec to supply new South America copper concentrator with minerals processing tech

Outotec has been awarded an order for the delivery of minerals processing technology to a new copper concentrator to be built in South America.

The contract value, booked in Outotec’s 2018 September quarter order intake, is approximately €25 million ($29 million).

Outotec’s scope includes engineering and the delivery of flotation cells and filters, with deliveries taking place by the end of 2019.

Kimmo Kontola, head of Outotec’s Minerals Processing business, said: “We are pleased to be part of one of the most important mining projects in South America through Outotec’s energy-efficient flotation cells and our proven filter technology. This order will strengthen Outotec’s position as a supplier of advanced minerals processing technologies in South America.”

This contract comes on top of last month’s orders, which saw Outotec book €24 million for minerals processing technology and equipment for a base metals concentrator plant from a Russian mining company and €15 million for flotation cells and automation going to a base metal concentrator in Kazakhstan.