Metso Outotec has signed a contract to deliver a complete package of key process equipment for a greenfield zinc plant in Verkhny Ufaley in the Chelyabinsk region in Russia. The contract value of approximately EUR 100 million has been booked in Metso Outotec’s fourth-quarter 2020 order intake, a quarter of which will be booked in Minerals segment and the rest in Metals segment.

“Metso Outotec has been supplying minerals processing and metals refining technologies to our customers in Russia for a long time. The new zinc plant will utilize Metso Outotec’s proprietary technology, which is both sustainable and highly cost-effective,” says Jari Ålgars, President, Metals business area at Metso Outotec.

The order includes equipment package for Zinc concentrate processing, iron precipitation, solution purification and electrowinning technologies for safe and sustainable zinc processing based on OKTOP® reactor and plant products. The order also contains a circuit heat recovery system, zinc electrowinning and ingot casting equipment as well as high-efficiency cooling towers for zinc electrowinning and gypsum removal with drastically reduced emissions compared to conventionally designed cooling towers. It also includes clarifying solutions for consistent solid-liquid separation, high-performance Larox® FP and RB filters with low energy consumption, as well as fully integrated digital process automation for more reliable and flexible operation.

“Metso Outotec provides leading edge technology for extensive zinc processing plants. This includes proprietary process equipment and know-how from raw material to final zinc product and various by-products,” says Stephan Kirsch, President of the Minerals business area at Metso Outotec.

The technology to be delivered is the most cost-efficient technology available for zinc raw material processing, enabling efficient zinc and by-product recovery from a wide range of primary zinc raw material.

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