Outotec thickening technology for coal industry

The coal industry in Australia is leading the way in adopting paste and high rate thickening technology
The coal industry in Australia is leading the way in adopting paste and high rate thickening technology

Australia is leading the way in adopting outotec's paste and high rate thickening technology. Outotec has designed and installed the first-ever paste thickener in Australia’s coal industry and has won a further five orders.

Brad Garraway, Outotec’s global technology development manager said: “We expect this to expand even further as environmental demands and risk management policies make paste and high rate increasingly attractive.”

“Thorough testwork is essential for the correct sizing and configuration of thickeners,” said Garraway. “Outotec has a range of dynamic bench and pilot scale testwork techniques, which accurately simulate the high-rate principle. Outotec deep bed test units for high compression and paste applications have been invaluable for the coal industry.”