Metso to supply two grinding mills to iron ore producer in Canada

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A Canadian iron ore producer has awarded Metso an order for two powerful Vertimill 4500 grinding mills to be delivered in Q3 of 2024. The value of the order, which exceeds EUR 10 million, has been booked in Minerals segment’s 2023 third-quarter orders received.

“We are very pleased to collaborate on projects that support decarbonization of the steel industry through production of high-grade and high-purity iron ore with sustainable processes. The Vertimill® stirred grinding mill technology is globally recognized as a leading solution for energy-efficient grinding. Compared to traditional technology, operators can typically save up to 30-35% of the electrical energy and grinding media consumption. A small footprint and easy installation are also big advantages,” says Graham Davey, Director, Stirred Mills at Metso.

Vertimill technology is a prime example of Metso’s Planet Positive offering. It is capable of handling feed sizes of up to 6mm and grinding to product sizes of 30 microns or less. Vertimill is available in standard mill sizes ranging from 15HP (11kW) to 4500HP (3352kW). Since the introduction of the technology in the 1990s, Metso has sold over 540 Vertimill® units to nearly all  types of minerals, including over 100,000HP of just the 4500 size.