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Metso Outotec to provide pressure filters for Chinese steel producer

Metso Outotec has secured an order to deliver concentrate dewatering filters for Jiuquan Iron and Steel (Group) Co Ltd’s (JISCO) modernization project in Gansu province, China.

A Metso Outotec VPA filter.
A Metso Outotec VPA filter.

JISCO is the largest producer of carbon steel and stainless steel in northwest China.

The Metso Outotec delivery covers the engineering, manufacturing and supply of six VPA pressure filters, as well as advisory services for installation and commissioning.

“The VPA filter has been developed for reliable high-volume processing in challenging concentrate filtration and tailings processing. It is a perfect fit for JISCO’s application,” said Xun Fang, general manager of Minerals Sales in Greater China at Metso Outotec. “The VPA filters are one of the most sustainable filters available and are classified as Planet Positive products because of their water and energy efficiency.”

Metso Outotec’s filtration portfolio consists of 15 different filter types and a comprehensive service offering for various mining and industrial applications, with more than 5,000 installations globally. The Larox legacy is carried over in five filters in the portfolio. Over 80% of the Metso Outotec filters are part of the company’s Planet Positive portfolio, thanks to their energy and water efficiency.