Outotec to deliver minerals processing technology to Norilsk Nickel in Russia
Outotec has signed a contract with Norilsk Nickel for the delivery of minerals processing technology and equipment to the second phase expansion of the Talnakh copper-nickel concentrator in the Krasnoyarsky Region in Russia. The value of comparable deliveries is typically €60-80 million. Outotec will deliver a fully automated flotation complex with performance guarantees including Outotec TankCell® flotation cells in different sizes as well as Outotec® High Rate thickeners, electrification and a process control system. In addition, Outotec provides plant commissioning services and spare parts for two years. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed in early 2015. Once fully operational in 2016 the Talnakh concentrator complex will process annually over 10 Mt of ore. The Talnakh phase 1 already uses Outotec flotation technologies.“Outotec and Norilsk Nickel have established a trusted partnership over the decades by completing a number of projects together. It is delightful that our flotation and thickening innovations have proved their performance at the existing Norilsk Nickel operations and we can again serve as a partner in implementing modern technology for reduced processing costs and higher efficiency”, notes Peter Weber, President of EMEA region at Outotec.