Metso Outotec says it will supply unique sustainable screening technology for an iron ore project in the Southern Hemisphere.
The order for the product screening and scalping application covers 12 Metso Outotec BSE Series™ (Banana Screen Elliptical) tandem screens and 4 MF Series™ screens, all equipped with 305PS screening media. In addition, the contract covers Metrics monitoring system for screens, expert support and installation services, the company says.
Metso Outotec explained: “The need to reduce water in iron ore production and other minerals processing is a critical global challenge. The innovative and patented BSE Series screens enable iron ore processing even with higher natural moisture content without adding water.”
The order value, which is not disclosed, has been booked in Minerals segment’s September quarter orders received. The start-up of the project is scheduled for the first half of 2024.
Jouni Mähönen, Vice President, Screening business line, Metso Outotec, says: “We are pleased that the customer chose Metso Outotec for sustainable screening solutions for their process. The BSE screen is an outstanding option for their needs. The elimination of process water ultimately results in lower processing costs, increasing the customer’s competitiveness and profitability in the iron ore global markets.”
Results the customer can expect after implementation, according to Metso Outotec, include:
- BSE Series screens, which are part of the company’s Planet Positive solution, enable elimination of process water in the screening process;
- A 93% reduction of the plant’s overall water consumption, elimination of the need for tailing dams;
- Reduced energy consumption from the entire plant compared with the wet screening process: 18,000 MWh/y electricity saving;
- 30% increase in screening capacity compared with traditional screening;
- Increased safety during media change-outs using the Hammerless Attachment system; and
- Reduced capital expenditure due to the adoption of high-performing BSE screens.