Metso Outotec’s PR team has been busy pumping out missives about equipment orders while the rest of us have been on a beach or frolicking in the snow.
In its latest dispatch, the Finnish equipment manufacturer says Nordic Mining ASA has ordered comminution and classification gear such as rod and Vertimills, crushers and screens for its Engebo rutile and garnet greenfield project in Norway.
“Engebo is the first greenfield industrial mineral production site developed in Norway in almost 40 years,” Metso’s Nordics sales and services VP, Roar Vasbo, said.
Earlier this week the supplier announced a new three-year life cycle services (LCS) contract covering 10 of its HIGmill fine grinding units delivered to a mining customer somewhere in the Asia Pacific region. Metso is providing “spares and wears” for the HIGmills, as well as repair services. It says the deals is one of its largest ever LCS orders (without disclosing its value).
Metso reported “substantial growth” in its LCS business in 2022, again without providing any supporting metrics, “with more than 130 new agreements covering global and regional mining companies as well as large to mid-size quarries and aggregates contractors”.
The 130 new LCS agreements were part of a portfolio of 560 long-term LCS agreements globally.
“The average contract duration is three years but can cover contracts from 12 months to multiple years of cooperation,” the supplier said.
In other news, Metso’s PR elves told us Albemarle bought two pyro processing and comminution lines for its Kemerton lithium hydroxide processing plant in Western Australia – adding to a couple of pyro lines already in commissioning. The new €55 million order included ball mills, acid roast indirect rotary kilns and coolers for the pyro processing lines.