Metso delivers comminution solutions to NLMK Group in Russia
Metso will deliver three grinding lines including spare parts and supervision to NLMK Group’s Stoilensky GOK iron ore production plant in southern Russia. NLMK Group, an international metallurgical company, has launched the construction of an additional concentration section including the three new grinding equipment lines with Metso’s Vertimill®. The lines will be assembled by 2020 in a single production unit and will enable scaling up the concentrate output with a 14% increase in capacity.
“The technique of using vertical mills to grind ore has been successfully applied at more than 100 iron ore mining and processing enterprises worldwide. This technology at Stoilensky GOK will increase the efficiency of production processes and provide the necessary growth in the production of iron ore to enable the supply of cost-competitive raw materials to the Novolipetsk Metallurgical Combine, Russia’s largest steelmaking enterprise,” said Marat Mryasov, Director, Project Management at Stoilensky GOK
“For today’s miners, saving energy and improving productivity while reducing costs are an integral part of building profitable business. When creating sustainable and resource-efficient processing solutions for our customers, we tap into Metso’s 150 years of global design and engineering expertise,” said Victor Tapia, President, Metso’s Mining Equipment business area.
This order is Metso’s first Vertimill® 4500 stirred mill installation for the Russian iron ore industry. The order was booked in Metso’s 2nd quarter 2018 orders received, and the delivery will take place in Q4/2019.
Energy-efficient grinding and improved total cost of ownership with Metso Vertimills
Metso Vertimills® are globally recognized as energy-efficient grinding machines with proven grind efficiency from varying feeds, from as coarse as 6 mm to products finer than 20 microns. In addition to reduced media consumption, the lower installation cost, minimal maintenance and minimal liner wear of Metso’s Vertimill® make it the lowest total cost of ownership solution in many applications. Since its introduction in 1979, Metso has delivered over 440 Vertimills® globally.
Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With their unique knowledge and innovative solutions, they help customers improve operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability.