View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
June 3, 2021

Metso Outotec to deliver grinding technology to Mapa Group’s gold mines

The Premier and Vertimill mills are expected to be delivered in January next year.

Metso Outotec has secured a contract from Turkey’s Mapa Group to deliver its key grinding technology to the latter’s Liberia and Burkina Faso gold mine expansions.

As part of the €19m contract, Metso Outotec will supply identical grinding lines to both mines.

The deliveries will comprise Premier ball mills and energy-efficient Vertimill VTM-3000 stirred mills, each line having a 400tph capacity.

Metso Outotec has designed its ball mills for long life and minimum maintenance. They are used to grind ores and other materials, typically to 35 mesh or finer in various applications, in open or closed circuits.

Vertimill is a vertical grinding mill using gravity-induced technology. Compared with traditional mills, its energy savings can range from 30% to greater than 50%.

Mapa Group COO Mustafa Bülent Karaarslan said: “Mapa is a major conglomerate working in various industrial and construction sectors. For us, good support, reliable project execution, and sustainable equipment and process performance are essential.

“Alongside the existing good relationship between the companies, they’re the reasons why we selected Metso Outotec for these projects.”

The deliveries of Premier and Vertimill mills are expected to take place in January 2022.

Metso Outotec Middle East and Turkey Minerals Sales head Mert Katkay said that the company earlier delivered the key crushing, screening and grinding equipment to these two gold mines.

Katkay said: “We are excited that Mapa has chosen us to deliver the key equipment for the expansion of these two projects in Liberia and Burkina Faso.”

Last October, Metso Outotec secured a contract to deliver two Vertimill VTM-4500 vertical stirred grinding mills to a gold mine in Australia.

Related Companies

Free Report

Determine the future strategies for IoT in Mining

IoT can be beneficial across the whole mining value chain, from prospecting to reclamation. The technology allows different assets and people to be monitored and accounted for across vast distances in hazardous conditions.  GlobalData’s IoT in Mining Thematic Research report provides you with an in-depth lens into the impact of IoT on the industry. We highlight both the challenges and opportunities associated with the innovative technology now, and in the future. Our report also covers: 
  • Major players and companies 
  • Market size and growth forecasts 
  • Case studies  
  • Sector scorecard 
GlobalData predicts that the revenue from IoT in mining will grow to reach $1.9 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% between 2020 and 2025. Ensure your company is proactive in adapting strategies and processes to help you remain competitive.   Download the full report to get ahead of the competition
by GlobalData
Enter your details here to receive your free Report.

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The mining industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month. The mining industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy