Metso Outotec to deliver thickeners for a nickel laterite hydrometallurgy project in Indonesia

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The Chinese Ningbo Lygend Resources Technology Ltd. has awarded Metso Outotec with an order for 25 state-of-the-art thickener units for its nickel laterite HPAL (High Pressure Acid Leaching) project on Obi island in Indonesia. The order value, which is not disclosed, is booked in Minerals’ fourth-quarter order intake.

Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery includes several Planet Positive thickening products, including High Rate, High Compression, and Paste Thickening technologies equipped with ReactorwellTM feed system where applicable.

“Ningbo Lygend produces high quality MHP (Mixed Hydroxide Precipitation) raw material for battery production in Indonesia. They chose Metso Outotec thickeners for their project, thanks to our sustainable, state-of-the-art technology combined with our good understanding and references of similar process plants. The Metso Outotec thickeners enable optimized production and high recovery rates,” explains Paul Sohlberg, Senior Vice President, Minerals Separation, Metso Outotec.

Metso Outotec is a global leader in the design, fabrication and supply of thickening and clarifying solutions and related services for the mining industry and has delivered over 2,400 thickeners to its customers worldwide. The Ningbo Lygend Resources order strengthens the company’s position in nickel laterite HPAL applications.