The Baobab phosphate project is a high-grade phosphate rock project located approximately 140km from Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, West Africa.
Outotec provides complete mineral processing solutions that are customised to your specific requirements. The comprehensive portfolio of various technologies treats virtually all ore types efficiently and cost-effectively.
With more than a century of experience in the mining sector and a mindset to continuously develop new and innovative technology, Outotec has the expertise and capability for designing, supplying, and constructing modern state-of-the-art mineral processing plants with fast and reliable ramp-up to meet any requirement.
Outotec´s global network ensures close collaboration with customers worldwide during the entire plant lifecycle.
Outotec Minerals Processing Solutions
Mineral processing applications
Outotec provides front-line process solutions for a wide variety of mineral processing applications:
- Base metals
- Precious metals
- Iron ore
- Chromite and ilmenite ores
- Different industrial minerals
- Smelter slags
Outotec offers solutions from equipment to complete production plants, always tailor-made to the customer’s needs. Combined with our proven technologies, our extensive mineral processing experience and industry knowledge with multiple plant references make us a unique strategic partner in the mining industry.
Focusing on minerals processing, metals production and technology development, our in-house R&D facilities feature state-of-the-art laboratories and pilot plants for challenging extractive metallurgy and minerals processing testwork. Our innovative HSC Chemistry® software effectively simulates processes by using the data received from the testwork.
Proprietary equipment for mineral processing solutions
The demand for ever increasing capacities requires reliable and high throughput machinery. The Outotec range of equipment meet the requirements of any application. We offer an extensive range of grinding mills, flotation cells, and dewatering equipment with a high level of automation and process control to optimize plant performance.
Outotec’s comminution equipment includes autogenous (AG) and semi-autogenous (SAG) mills, rod mills, ball mills, and pebble mills.
A wide variety of mill designs are available to suit your specifications in either greenfield projects or existing operations as upgrades.
We have expanded our grinding mill portfolio with the Outotec High-Intensity Grinding Mill (Outotec HIGMillTM) for fine, ultra-fine, and regrind milling applications.
Outotec’s flotation solutions are tailor-made to customers’ needs; be it a question of flotation packages with support services, modular process sections or concentrator solutions.
FloatForce®, Outotec’s innovative flotation mechanism, improves metallurgical performance and reduces the energy consumption of flotation operations. This rotor-stator design can be directly retrofitted to Outotec’s OK, TankCell® and SkimAir® flotation cells to improve their mixing profiles and solids suspension.
Outotec is a leading manufacturer of thickening and clarifying solutions for the minerals industry. Our Outotec® High Rate Thickener has pioneered thickening and clarifying methods worldwide.
A number of significant thickening advances include:
- Low-profile triangular rake arms to decrease rake torque
- Outotec Directional Autodil™ and Outotec Turbodil™: the world’s first thickening systems to auto-dilute feed, which effectively optimises flocculant consumption and performance
- Outotec FrothBuster™: a deaerator that reduce the amount of froth forming on the surface of thickeners, automatic de-scaling of thickener rakes, and the complete redesign of thickener drives to use low-cost, efficient epicyclic gearboxes
- Outotec Vane Feedwell™: a major innovation in the thickening industry, it incorporates a cutting-edge design, and features interconnected upper and lower zones.
Outotec is a leading industrial filtration solutions provider with full after sales services for solid-liquid separation. Mining and metallurgy, chemical process, and related industries benefit from our high-efficiency process technologies, products, and solutions.
Outotec Larox® filtration technologies are based either on overpressure, including automatic vertical pressure filters, horizontal filter presses, and polishing filters, or on under-pressure, including horizontal vacuum belt filters, ceramic disc filters, and conventional vacuum disc and drum filters. Most of the products have served the markets for several decades and all are supported by Outotec services.
Analyzers and automation
Outotec is a leading supplier of intelligent instruments, sampling systems, and advanced process automation for mineral and metal processing industries. Among the most well-known Outotec products in this field are Outotec Courier® on-stream XRF analyzers that enable the real-time assaying of slurry process streams of all types of mineral processing plants.
Online particle size analysis by Outotec PSI®, combined with advanced control enables optimum grind size with maximum throughput to be maintained regardless of variations in feed quality.
The Outotec Proscon® and Outotec ACT (Advanced Control Tools) are process control systems and optimizing solutions for unit processes and complete processing plants. The systems comprise design, implementation, maintenance, and all the necessary hardware and software.
Bozshakol copper mine, owned and operated by Kazakhmys, is the largest single copper mine development in Kazakhstan in terms of volume and value, and one of the largest undeveloped copper deposits in the world.
The Lac à Paul phosphate mine is located approximately 200km north of the city of Saguenay in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region of Québec, and approximately 650km north-east of Montreal, covering an area of more than 27,000ha (270km²).
In the past seven years, Outotec HIG mills have been marketed, tested, sold and commissioned for a number of projects worldwide in a wide range of applications and mill sizes, including the worlds highest power regrind / fine grinding / stirred mills.
The Outotec® Open Ended Discharge Grinding Mill (OED Mill) enables innovative and efficient high-capacity circuit designs through the removal of pulp lifters from the discharge arrangement, facilitating reductions in both CAPEX and OPEX.
The Outotec HIGmill Plant (HMP) is a standalone, modular solution for fine grinding that addresses these conflicting requirements.
Outotec Expands Grinding Portfolio with New Equipment Transporter and Reline Machine Solutions for Easier, Safer Relining Operations
Outotec’s commitment to facilitating safe, reliable, and efficient mill relining continues with the release of the Outotec® Mill Equipment Transporter (MET) and Outotec® Tube Mill Reline Machine (Tube MRM). B
Outotec has been awarded a contract from Renaissance Minerals (Cambodia) Limited, a subsidiary of Emerald Resources NL, for the delivery of process equipment to the greenfield Okvau Gold Project.
In grinding applications time is money, so fast start-up and high availability are top priorities. The new Outotec® MH Series Grinding Mill range offers flexible and easily deployable solutions that are cost-effective and easy to operate and maintain.
For standard filtration applications, when a short delivery lead-time and safe, reliable operation are top of the priority list, the new Outotec FP-S filter press fits the bill perfectly.
Tailings dewatering and disposal is a challenge that every mining operation has to deal with. The Outotec 2nd Generation Paste Thickener is designed to maximize underflow density regardless of challenging mineralogy and tailings feed rate variation.
Outotec has been awarded a contract to design and deliver a mine paste backfill system to OZ Minerals' Prominent Hill mine. The contract price is €15 million and it has been booked into Outotec's 2019 second quarter order intake.
Outotec awarded a pellet plant expansion contract by JSC Stoilensky GOK in Russia.
Outotec has been awarded a contract to design and deliver a mine paste backfill system to a nickel mine in Canada.
Outotec has been awarded a contract for the delivery of a complete minerals processing plant for a precious metals project in Mexico.
Outotec and Terrafame, a Finnish multi-metal company, have agreed on the delivery of pressure leaching and solvent extraction technologies for a battery chemicals plant to be built in Sotkamo, Finland.
Outotec has signed a contract for the front-end engineering design (FEED) of a new copper smelter to be located at Benete Bay in Sumbawa, Indonesia.
Outotec has received a Gold level recognition for its corporate responsibility practices, and has been ranked in the top 5% of suppliers evaluated by EcoVadis.
Outotec has been awarded an order for the delivery of minerals processing technology to a new copper concentrator to be built in South America.
Outotec Introduces Three New Products for Sustainable Tailings and Water Management in Minerals Processing
We have combined our expertise in the development of leading tailings and water treatment technologies to develop three new pre-engineered plant products, each one with Outotec's proven and technologically advanced equipment at its heart.
Outotec has been awarded orders for the delivery of process equipment for a copper concentrator expansion in Chile. The contract value booked in Outotec's 2017 fourth quarter order intake is approximately €14m.
Outotec plans to outsource part of its German-based project engineering activities to Citec.
Outotec has been awarded an order for the delivery of minerals processing technology packages by Lundin Gold for their greenfield project Fruta Del Norte in Ecuador
Outotec has been awarded a contract by MMC Norilsk Nickel for minerals processing technologies and advisory services to Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company's concentrator plant in Russia.
Outotec has achieved EcoVadis Gold certification for its corporate responsibility practices and ranked in the top 5% of suppliers in its field.
Outotec has been awarded an order for the delivery of technology and process equipment for a lithium carbonate plant in South America.
Outotec has been awarded a contract by the Amec Foster Wheeler Civmec joint venture (ACJV) for the delivery of process equipment to the greenfield Gruyere Gold project in Western Australia.
Outotec has won two new grinding technology orders, one from Boliden of Sweden and one from Kazzinc of Kazakhstan. These two contracts are worth over €30 million. Boliden has awarded Outotec a contract to supply a primary autogenous mill for Tara Mine's lead-zinc ore project in I
Outotec has been awarded a contract by Hellas Gold for the supply of a large technology package for Hellas Gold's copper-gold concentrator plant in Skouries in Northern Greece. The total contract value exceeds €30 million. Hellas Gold owns three major gold and base metal deposits
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