In addition to the filter modernization, several larger modernization orders for other types of dewatering solutions have also been booked.
The orders are together worth more than €15 million. In the first quarter of 2023, Metso received the largest filter modernization order in its history, totaling €10 million. The company’s largest thickener modernization order was also booked in the first quarter.
“The customer interest and need for high-quality filters, filter spares, and services are rising. We are very glad to confirm several repeat orders with our key customers,” says Tomas Hakala, senior vice president, Beneficiation, Dewatering and Hydrometallurgy Services business line, Metso. “The new polymer filter plate factory in Mexico is an important investment, and it will increase our capability of meeting customers’ demands, simultaneously strengthening our strong position in mining concentrate and tailings filtration solutions.”
With the new factory, Metso will provide customers with shorter lead times and transportation distances, especially to the Americas. The first filter plates are expected to be manufactured in the second half of 2024, and full production capacity is expected in the end of the first half of 2025. Once fully operational, the factory will have the capacity to serve Metso’s full filter portfolio.