Metso Outotec will supply cutting-edge flotation technology for a major nickel producer in Western Australia as part of their concentrator modernization. The site is one of the largest nickel-producing sites in the world. The start-up of the new flotation cells is scheduled for 2022. The undisclosed order value has been booked in Minerals’ Q3/2021 orders received.
Metso Outotec’s delivery includes nickel rougher and cleaner flotation technology based on new and proprietary Concorde Cell™ flotation technology. The Concorde Cell™ uses a high-pressure aerated slurry jet through a choke to force the bubbles and particles to attach. Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson originally invented this technology to improve ultrafine particle flotation. Metso Outotec will be launching the Concorde Cell™ technology this autumn.