Outotec wins mine paste backfill contract

Outotec has been awarded a contract to design and deliver a mine paste backfill system to a nickel mine in Canada
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An Outotec backfill plant

The contract price is not disclosed, but similar deliveries are typically valued at €20-30 million (US$22.6-30 million). The order has been booked into Outotec's 2019 March quarter order intake.

Outotec's supply includes the design and delivery of a complete paste backfill system to service two underground orebodies. 

The new paste backfill system, with higher degree of accuracy for binder addition, will be designed to reduce operating costs of the mine and allow to fully exploit the underground deposits. The new facility is expected to be commissioned towards the end of 2020 with a capacity of 300 dry tonnes per hour.

Kimmo Kontola, head of Outotec minerals processing business, said: "We are pleased to support our customer to improve their tailings management in a sustainable way. Outotec has vast expertise in mine backfill design and experience delivering paste plants. This project further solidifies our position in this market."