Flotation technology for nickel concentrator in Australia

Metso Outotec will supply cutting edge flotation technology for a major nickel producer in Western Australia as part of their concentrator modernization. The site is one of the largest nickel producing sites in the world. Start-up of the new flotation cells is scheduled for 2022. The order value is not disclosed!

The delivery includes nickel rougher and cleaner flotation technology based on new and proprietary Concorde Cell flotation technology. The Concorde Cell uses a high-pressure aerated slurry jet through a choke to force the bubbles and particles to attach.

This technology was originally invented by Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson to improve ultrafine particle flotation.

“Thanks to intensive R&D efforts, we have successfully developed the new Concorde Cell™ flotation technology for superior performance in fine and ultrafine particle recovery. This is in response to the global industry trend towards efficient use of the Earth’s resources with more environmentally efficient technologies for more finely disseminated and complex orebodies,” says Paul Sohlberg, Vice President, Separation business line at Metso Outotec.

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