Metso Outotec has signed a contract to deliver process technology to Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Co.’s MOF3 copper-gold-molybdenum concentrator complex in Almalyk, in the Tashkent region of Uzbekistan. The planned capacity of the plant, which is situated next to the Yoshlik-1 deposit, is 60 metric tons per year (mt/y). The contract value exceeds EUR 100 million ($106 million) and has been booked in the second quarter of 2022.

Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery consists of the basic engineering, manufacturing and supply of the HIGMill regrinding mills, TankCell flotation equipment and high-rate thickeners, FrothSense+ froth cameras, Larox PF filters, slurry pumps and MHC Series hydrocyclones, as well as samplers, Courier 6X SL elemental online analyzers and PSI500i particle size analyzers, a state-of-the-art process control system, and installation and commissioning advisory services and spare parts.

“We are very happy for being trusted with this landmark order,” said Markku Teräsvasara, president of the minerals business area at Metso Outotec. “Special emphasis has been put on optimizing metallurgical performance and energy-efficiency of the concentrator plant. Our delivery will feature several Planet Positive technologies contributing to sustainable operations.”