The 3+2-year extension covers the supply of mill and chute lining, preventive maintenance of the grinding circuit and recycling of used wear parts. Financial details were not disclosed.
The contract is a performance-based cost-per-tonne deal.
The new contract also focuses more on the management of worn wear parts, with Metso Outotec developing capabilities to recycle and dispose them more sustainably.
The AG mills in Aitik will continue to use Metso Outotec's Megaliner mill lining.
Megaliner helps to maximize the availability of large mills by utilizing an innovative design that speeds up liner replacement.
The pebble mills and two regrind mills will be lined with rubber and Poly-Met mill linings.
Aitik is one of the largest copper mines in Europe. In 2019, the mine produced close to 41,100 tonnes of copper, employing nearly 800 people.