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Metso Outotec introduces scalable thickening plant units

Metso Outotec is introducing scalable thickening plant units for any minerals processing application or capacity.

Comprising high-rate thickeners, high-compression thickeners, paste thickeners, clarifiers and polymer dosing units, the Metso Outotec thickening plant units fit seamlessly with other dewatering units, like filtration or any type of water treatment applications. The pre-engineered units incorporate Planet Positive Reactorwell feedwell technology, maximizing thickener performance while minimizing flocculant consumption.

“Decreasing ore grades sets new challenges for the mining industry,” says Toni Kuisma, Product Manager for Dewatering Islands at Metso Outotec. “Equipment design needs to integrate seamlessly across the process to avoid underperformance and recovery losses. Our new thickening plant units feature scalable, modular components, and the integrated units deliver consistent performance even in changing process conditions. What’s more, the productized and partially modular units are quick and safe to install and commission.”

The thickening plant units are Metso Outotec’s fifth complete plant unit launch for concentrator plants. The previous launches include stirred mill plant units, horizontal mill plant units, filtration plant units, and flotation plant units.

Metso Outotec has an installed base of around 3,000 thickener equipment installations around the world.