Metso's intelligent grinding process solution guarantees maximum ore recovery at Altay Polimetally's copper project in Kazakhstan

In addition to a grinding mill order earlier this year, Altay Polimetally has now chosen Metso as the supplier of a complete grinding system for their new copper mine in Kazakhstan. The order value is over EUR 30 million.

Altay Polimetally is targeting production of 3 million tons per year, and including host rock, 10 million tons. The plant is scheduled to begin operation last quarter 2014. Metso's solution will ensure that Altay reaches this target.

"Metso has designed this grinding system as a standalone unit, taking full responsibility of the plant efficiency. Driven by automated control, the solution is designed to monitor the overall plant efficiency and guarantee maximum ore recovery", says Serge de Backer, Business Manager, Crusher Systems, Mining and Construction, Metso.

The order which will be included in Mining and Construction's 4th quarter 2013 orders received includes process design, engineering, complete equipment supply, controls/instrumentation and electrics, transportation and installation. The project complements two energy efficient Metso VTM-4500-C VERTIMILL® vertical grinding mills ordered under a separate contract earlier this year.

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For further information, please contact:
Serge de Backer, Business Manager, Crusher Systems, Mining and Construction, Metso, tel. +33 608 239 799, email: