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Metso Outotec wins repeat tailings filtration order from Huayou Cobalt

Metso Outotec has been awarded a repeat order to deliver sustainable tailings filtration technology for Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co Ltd’s new laterite nickel mine project in Indonesia.

A Larox FFP3512 filter.
A Larox FFP3512 filter.

The Metso Outotec delivery consists of the engineering, manufacturing and supply of 15 Larox FFP3512 filters, as well as installation and commissioning advisory services and spare parts. The fully automatic, fast-opening filter press (FFP) is part of Metso Outotec’s Planet Positive offering. The filter combines the benefits of membrane technology and sidebar design with high mechanical and process performance, providing safe and sustainable high-volume dewatering of tailings with low operating and life cycle costs.

Huayou Cobalt is engaged in the research, development and manufacturing of new energy lithium-ion battery and cobalt materials in China. Its nickel cobalt hydrometallurgy project in Indonesia is one of the largest and most advanced hydrometallurgy projects in the world. Metso Outotec has previously signed several cooperation agreements with Huayou Cobalt to provide mineral processing solutions for its projects in Indonesia, including SAG mills, ball mills, as well as Larox FFP3512 filters and thickening equipment of various specifications.

“The signing of this order represents not only the continuation and deepening of our long-term cooperation, but also Huayou Cobalt’s trust in Metso Outotec technology and services,” said Xun Fang, general manager, Minerals sales, Greater China at Metso Outotec. “To date, we’ve received orders for 37 Larox FFP3512 filters from Huayou.”