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Metso Outotec to provide filtration technology for Greek copper-gold concentrator

Metso Outotec is to deliver sustainable filtration technology for the dry stacking of tailings to Eldorado Gold’s Hellas Gold Skouries copper-gold concentrator project in northern Greece, under a €14 million order.

The Metso Outotec scope of delivery covers the engineering, manufacturing and supply of several Planet Positive Larox FFP3512 filters as well as installation and commissioning advisory services.

The fully automatic, fast-opening filter press (FFP) combines the benefits of membrane technology and sidebar design with high mechanical and process performance, providing safe and sustainable high-volume dewatering of tailings at low operating and life cycle costs.

“Skouries is a world-class project, and we are aiming for best-in-class sustainable technologies in the project design,” said Brock Gill, SVP Projects & Transformation for Eldorado Gold. “For tailings management, the Skouries project will use dry stack tailings impoundment, which requires less space, reduces water consumption and maximizes recovery of process water for reuse. Metso Outotec filters were selected as key and proven technology for the dry tailings facility not only because of their performance, but also because of their energy-efficiency.”

“Eldorado Gold and Hellas Gold were looking for a reliable partner to help ensure the safety and sustainability of the Skouries tailings dry stacking facility. We are pleased having been chosen to deliver this core technology for the project.

Metso Outotec has previously supplied proprietary technologies for grinding, flotation, thickening and automation to Skouries.