A Canadian iron ore producer has awarded Metso an order for two powerful Vertimill® 4500 grinding mills to be delivered in the September quarter of 2024. The value of the order, which exceeds €10 million ($10.6 million), has been booked in Minerals segment’s 2023 September-quarter orders received.
Graham Davey, Director, Stirred Mills at Metso, said: “We are very pleased to collaborate on projects that support decarbonisation of the steel industry through production of high-grade and high-purity iron ore with sustainable processes. The Vertimill stirred grinding mill technology is globally recognised as a leading solution for energy-efficient grinding. Compared to traditional technology, operators can typically save up to 30-35% of the electrical energy and grinding media consumption. A small footprint and easy installation are also big advantages.”
Vertimill technology is an example of Metso’s Planet Positive offering. It is capable of handling feed sizes of up to 6 mm and grinding to product sizes of 30 microns or less. Vertimills are available in standard mill sizes ranging from 11 kW to 3,352 kW.
Since the introduction of the technology in the 1990s, Metso says it has sold over 540 Vertimill units to nearly all types of minerals.
Metso says it is the only manufacturer worldwide that can offer several stirred mill technologies (Vertimill, HIGmill™ and SMD), enabling it to support customers with the most suitable and efficient mill for their application.