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Outotec process technology for copper-molybdenum project in Chile  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has signed a contract with Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. for the design and delivery of process solution to the new copper-molybdenum concentrator located in Sierra Gorda, close to Antofagasta in northern Chile. The contract value is about €26 million. The majority of the contract is booked in Outotec’s Q3 order intake with a small part being booked in the fourth quarter. Deliveries of Outotec TankCell e300 flotation cells, concentrate and tailings thickeners as well as filters are scheduled to be completed during 2012. In addition, Outotec also provides installation, commissioning and start-up services for the delivered equipment. "Outotec is committed to providing process solutions that enable our customers to recover the valuable metals in the most sustainable manner possible. We are happy that our latest flotation and thickening developments were chosen for the new Sierra Gorda concentrator. For example Outotec TankCell e300 is the most energy efficient flotation cell in the market with 20% lower energy consumption per processed ore tonne compared to other available methods", states Outotec’s CEO Pertti Korhonen.      
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