Metso Outotec to supply key minerals processing technology to Sandfire Resources

AF metsoMetso Outotec has signed a contract to deliver all the main process technologies for Sandfire Resources' flagship Motheo copper-silver concentrator in Botswana

The 3.2 million tonnes per annum greenfield plant will be built in the Kalahari copper belt in Botswana, with the potential to expand to 5.2 million tonnes per annum in the future. Metso Outotec will deliver all key minerals processing equipment including gyratory and pebble crushers, apron feeders, a semi-autogenous (SAG) mill and the associated reline TankCell flotation cells, Vertimill fine grinding mill, high rate thickeners, and a pressure filter. Additionally, spare parts and supervisory services to be supplied to support commissioning and plant ramp up. 

Delivery will take place during 2021 and 2022, and the plant is expected to start production in late 2022 or early 2023.

Kai Rönnberg, vice president, Minerals Sales, and Asia Pacific at Metso Outotec, said, “We are pleased to continue our strategic partnership with Sandfire Resources. We have worked with Sandfire in the past and are very grateful to be selected again for their flagship Motheo project. Our proven proprietary and sustainable technologies will support Sandfire with achieving their international growth and diversification strategy.”

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally.  

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