Metso Outotec has been awarded a repeat order to deliver sustainable tailings filtration technology for Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co Ltd’s new laterite nickel mine project in Indonesia. The order value, which is not disclosed, has been booked in Minerals fourth-quarter 2022 orders received.
Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery consists of the engineering, manufacturing and supply of 15 Larox® FFP3512 filters, as well as installation and commissioning advisory services and spare parts. The fully automatic, fast-opening filter press (FFP) is part of Metso Outotec’s Planet Positive offering. The filter combines the benefits of membrane technology and sidebar design with high mechanical and process performance, providing safe and sustainable high-volume dewatering of tailings with low operating and life cycle costs.
“As a core supplier of Huayou Cobalt, we are honoured to be selected again to provide efficient and sustainable tailings filtration technology. The signing of this order represents not only the continuation and deepening of our long-term cooperation, but also Huayou Cobalt’s trust in Metso Outotec technology and services. To date, we’ve received orders for 37 Larox® FFP3512 filters from Huayou,” says Xun Fang, General Manager, Minerals sales, Greater China at Metso Outotec.
Huayou Cobalt is a high-tech enterprise engaged in the research, development and manufacturing of new energy lithium-ion battery and cobalt materials in China. Its nickel cobalt hydrometallurgy project in Indonesia is one of the largest and most advanced hydrometallurgy projects in the world. Metso Outotec has signed several cooperation agreements with Huayou Cobalt to provide comprehensive mineral processing solutions for its projects in Indonesia, including SAG mills, ball mills, as well as Larox® FFP3512 filters and thickening equipment of various specifications.