Metso Outotec picks up major metallurgical solutions order from Almalyk

JSC Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical complex, Almalyk MMC, in Uzbekistan has awarded Metso Outotec a contract for the design and basic engineering work for their new copper smelter complex. Two thirds of the approximately 15 million contract is booked in Metals’ fourth-quarter order intake and one third in Minerals’ fourth-quarter order intake.

The basic engineering covers the flash smelting, slag concentration, electrolytic refinery technologies and sulphuric acid production. “Our company has been collaborating with Almalyk MMC for many years, both in minerals and metallurgical solutions. We will provide comprehensive basic engineering services for the construction of their new metallurgical complex in Almalyk. We look forward to the close collaboration and to the continued growth going forward,” says Gustav Kildén, Vice President for Metals Sales at Metso Outotec.

Almalyk MMC is the main copper producer in Uzbekistan. The company produces refined copper, gold, silver, zinc, molybdenum, lead concentrate and other products. The new copper smelter forms part of a new copper processing and refining complex linked to the development of the Yoshlik-1 mine.

Metso Outotec is already supplying a range of equipment for the MOF3 concentrator part of the project, including HIGMill® regrinding mills, TankCell® flotation equipment and high-rate thickeners, FrothSense+™ froth cameras, Larox® PF filters, slurry pumps and MHC™ Series hydrocyclones, as well as samplers, Courier™ 6X SL elemental on-line analysers and PSI500i particle size analysers, a state-of-the-art process control system, and installation and commissioning advisory services and spare parts.