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Outotec to deliver minerals processing equipment to Chile

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Outotec has been awarded a contract by Gold Fields for the delivery of process equipment to their Salares Norte greenfield gold project in the Atacama region of Northern Chile. The contract value booked in Outotec's 2Q20 order intake is approximately €14 million.

Outotec's scope of work includes the design and delivery of one 4 MW SAG mill and one 4 MW Ball mill, as well as five thickeners and one clarifier to be used in different process phases. Grinding mills are provided with Outotec® Polymer Hydrostatic Shoe Bearing (HSB) system, which is fitted to all new Outotec HSB grinding mills as a standard. The system is designed to maximise grinding mill availability and simplify maintenance. Both thickeners and clarifiers are the company’s modular designs that enable minimised site installation time.

Gold Fields is a South African, globally operating gold producer, who is the 100% owner of the Salares Norte project. Once operational, the concentrator plant will have an average throughput of 2 million tpy of ore. The equipment is planned to be delivered in 2Q21.

"We are pleased to deliver our energy efficient and advanced process equipment to Gold Fields and support them in building profitable and sustainable operations in the challenging site location in high altitude," noted Paul Sohlberg, head of Outotec's Minerals Processing business.

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