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Metso supplies slurry pumps for new copper and zinc concentrator in Portugal

Metso is supplying key equipment, including pumps, for the upgrade of Almina Minas do Alentejo SA’s copper and zinc concentrator at its mine in Aljustrel, in the Iberian pyrite belt in Portugal.

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Copper wire - Image © Arisctur - Adobe Stock.

Almina placed the order for the project with Metso earlier this year.

Metso has now completed the basic engineering of the grinding island. Delivery of the concentrator plant equipment will take place around the end of the second quarter of 2024, with the project expected to be commissioned by the end of the first quarter of 2025.

“We are excited to continue working with Almina on this project, for which they selected us to supply the grinding island, ultra-fine grinding technology, as well as flotation, filtration, and thickening equipment, as well as all slurry pumps,” said Saso Kitanoski, president of Metso’s Europe Market Area. “The deliveries will be fast as the plant will be built already within the next 24 months.”