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Metso to deliver a large minerals processing equipment package to Kansanshi copper mine in Zambia

Canadian First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has placed an additional order with Metso for the delivery of minerals processing equipment to their Kansanshi copper mine S3 expansion announced in 2022 in Zambia. The value of the order exceeds EUR 20 million, and it has been booked in the Minerals segment’s second-quarter orders received.

Metso’s scope of delivery includes apron feeders, Nordberg® MP800™ cone crushers, TankCell® e630 and TankCell® e300 mechanical flotation cells, high-intensity Concorde CellTM units, ColumnCellTM units, HRT thickeners and a clarifier. Most of the separation equipment are part of Metso’s Planet Positive offering. Last year, Metso was awarded an order for two PremierTM  grinding mills with a total installed power of 50MW including Metso Megaliner™ and metallic mill linings.

“Kansanshi’s flotation flowsheet combines the well-proven, energy efficient TankCell® flotation cells with the new Concorde CellTM, unlocking the potential for further improved flotation performance. Concorde CellTM high-intensity, forced-air pneumatic flotation cells allow operations to enhance fine and ultrafine particle selectivity,” says Antti Rinne, Vice President, Flotation, at Metso.

About FQM’s Kansanshi mine

FQM’s Kansanshi mine, located near Solwezi in the North-western Province of Zambia, is one of the largest copper mines in the world. First Quantum Minerals is currently working on its further expansion, including a standalone 25Mtpa processing plant that will increase copper production substantially.

Read more about Metso’s offering for the mining industry on our website.

Further information:

Wayne Pearce, Global Key Account Manager, Metso, tel. +61417 213 999, email: wayne.pearce(at)mogroup.com

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Brand, Metso, tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: helena.marjaranta(at)mogroup.com

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