Published Apr 23, 2012 03:33:03 PM +2 GMT
Metso Corporation's press release on April 23, 2012 at 3:30
p.m. local time
Metso has signed a contract with MMX mining company in
Brazil containing vertical grinding technology. Metso's 14
vertical grinding mills will be assembled to the expansion
of the Serra Azul iron ore project, located in São Joaquim
de Bicas, Brumadinho and Igarapé, in the state of Minas
Gerais, south-eastern Brazil. The value of the order will
not be disclosed.
"The Serra Azul project is a very important one as it
consolidates the stirred milling technology in the iron ore
regrinding applications," states Eduardo Kubric, Sales
Director, Metso's Mining and Construction, Brazil.
After completing the assembly of the new grinding mills,
the iron ore production capacity of MMX at Serra Azul will
reach 24 million tons per year. MMX mining company's power
savings with Metso VERTIMILL® technology is expected to be
about 18 MW in comparison with conventional ball
Metso VERTIMILL® technology brings benefits for mining
The high-capacity vertical grinding mill has proven to be a
versatile tool that exhibits many advantages over
traditional ball milling, including 30 to 50% less energy
and significantly lower grinding media consumption.
Furthermore, the machine has fewer moving parts than a ball
mill, translating into lower maintenance and operating
costs. These features bring substantial savings for mining
companies. Since its introduction in late 1979, close to
400 VERTIMILL® grinding mills have been sold worldwide.
The complete order comprises 14 VERTIMILL® VTM-3000-WB
grinding mills, equipped with drives of 2,235 kW each. The
order is included in Metso's Mining and Construction first
quarter 2012 orders received.
MMX is a Brazilian mining company which belongs to EBX
Group. The company operates two mines in Minas Gerais and
Mato Grosso do Sul states in Brazil and also holds mineral
rights in Chile.
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customers in the process industries, including mining,
construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our
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For further information, please contact:
Eduardo Kubric, Sales Director, Brazil, Mining and
Construction, Metso, tel +55 2102 1636