Metso has won orders to deliver dewatering solutions to a customer developing greenfield and brownfield potash projects in Belarus. Metso’s deliveries consist of inclined plate settler (IPS) units used for thickening in different applications.

“Metso is fully committed to delivering resource- and eco-efficient solutions to our customers,” said Victor Tapia, president of Metso’s Mining Equipment business area. “This means maximizing recovery value, while reducing environmental impacts and total cost of operations.

“We are proud of our customer’s continued confidence in our thickening technologies.”

The Metso IPS is a modular and compact sedimentation and dewatering system utilizing lamella clarification technology. Using parallel inclined plates to minimize floor area occupation, the Metso IPS reduces retention time and lowers installation costs, also enabling greater capacity compared to conventional thickeners. The lamella technology also reduces the environmental impact, thanks to less use of chemicals in the process.