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Andritz and Weir Minerals sign cooperation agreement

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International technology group Andritz and Weir Minerals, part of the international Weir Group and active in the mining industry, have signed a long-term, strategic cooperation agreement to supply equipment for processing tailings in the mining industry.

As part of this agreement, Andritz will supply proven separation and dewatering technologies, thus enabling Weir Minerals to offer complete tailings solutions to its customers.

“Our separation technologies have been proven in a large number of industries, such as food and beverage production, chemicals, biomass, organic waste, and mining. We are very proud to work with Weir Minerals, who operate in over 70 countries worldwide and in the most remote locations, and to contribute to their offering of sustainable and value-added tailings solutions with our expertise and product know-how,” said Olaf Müller, Business Area Manager of Andritz Separation.

“The tailings market is experiencing growth driven by environmental and governmental pressures. We understand our customers are under increased pressure to further improve the management of their mine tailings, which is why we have partnered with Andritz. We are industry leaders in mineral processing equipment, with the well-known brands Warman®, GEHO® and Cavex®, all of which are backed by our global service footprint. Our capabilities, teamed with Andritz’s extensive knowledge on tailings thickening, will ensure our customers receive a complete tailings solution,” explained Ricardo Garib, Weir Minerals Division President.

Garib added: “This latest agreement complements our overall tailings offering and enables us to provide our customers with a complete tailings solution. Under the brand name IsoDry, we will now offer customers a range of mechanical separation technologies, such as thickeners, filter presses, centrifuges, and vacuum belt filters.”

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