Elimination of challenging water consumption in the screening process during minerals processing is of utmost importance in sustainable mining. Metso Outotec has announced that it will supply unique sustainable screening technology for an iron ore project in the Southern Hemisphere due for start-up in the first half of 2024.
The company’s product screening and scalping application solution for this client will involve 12 Metso Outotec BSE Series (Banana Screen Elliptical) tandem screens and 4 MF Series screens, all equipped with 305PS screening media, including a Metrics monitoring system for screens, expert support, and installation services. The patented BSE Series screens will work to eliminate water consumption in the iron ore processing (even with higher natural moisture content).
Additional Key outcomes expected after implementation:
- 93% reduction of the plant’s overall water consumption and elimination of the need for tailing dams
- Reduced energy consumption from the entire plant compared to the wet screening process: 18 000 MWh/year electricity saving
- 30% increase in screening capacity compared to traditional screening
- Increased safety during media change-outs using the unique Hammerless Attachment system
- Reduced CAPEX due to the adoption of high-performing BSE screens
“We are pleased that the customer chose Metso Outotec for sustainable screening solutions for their process. The BSE screen is an outstanding option for their needs. The elimination of process water ultimately results in lower processing costs, increasing the customer’s competitiveness and profitability in the iron ore global markets,” concludes Jouni Mähönen, Vice President, Screening business line, Metso Outotec.