Outotec paste backfill system for Prominent Hill

Outotec has been awarded a contract to design and deliver a mine paste backfill system to OZ Minerals' Prominent Hill mine in South Australia
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Outotec's supply includes the design and delivery of a complete paste backfill system

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The contract price is €15 million (US$16.8 million) and it has been booked into Outotec's June 2019 quarter order intake.

Outotec's supply includes the design and delivery of a complete paste backfill system as well as detailed design of the underground distribution network and fill management systems.

The new paste backfill plant will be based on Outotec's process design, which allows flexibility to use continuously produced fresh tailings or store filter cake to meet the future backfill needs of the underground mining operation. The new facility is expected to have a capacity of 215m3/hour.

Kimmo Kontola, head of Outotec's minerals processing business, said: "A reliable paste backfill system is critical to the whole mine and its operations. We are pleased to support our customer to improve their tailings management in a sustainable way."