Metso awarded contract to deliver MP800 cone crushers

BHP Billiton has awarded Metso a contract to install three high-performance Nordberg® MP Series™ cone crushers at its Whaleback mine in Western Australia. The order was recorded in the Minerals segment’s Q3 2023 order book.

Nordberg MP Series

Metso will supply Nordberg MP Series cone crushers to Mount Whaleback, replacing long-standing MP cone crushers. BHP Billiton has contracted Metso to supply three MP800 cone crushers to its Whaleback Mountain mine in Western Australia.

Under the contract, Metso will supply high-performance Nordberg MP series cone crushers designed for high throughput. Vinicius Vilela, Vice President Mining Crusher at Metso, said: “The MP800™ cone crushers will replace the long-serving MP cone crushers. The robust and high-capacity MP Series crushers are a step change in the crushing process, enabling maximum operator safety and easy maintenance, as the key components can be accessed from the top of the crushers. They provide a more sustainable solution, delivering high crushing force with relatively low energy consumption,”

Metso said its cone crusher range includes four product families suitable for different applications and operations. Under the contract, Metso will perform detailed design work for CPP’s reduction furnace and other equipment for the BioIron process.

“The Nordberg MP series cone crushers offer high productivity and crushing power, allow for size reduction and have high energy efficiency,” Mesto said in a press release. The Mount Whaleback mine is part of the Newman Processing Center, located in the Pilbara region. It opened in 1968.

It is considered the world’s largest open-pit iron mine and is part of a joint venture between BHP Billiton, Mitsui & Co. and Itochu Corporation.

Last month, Rio Tinto signed a contract with Metso to supply ten HP Series cone crushers for installation at its Tom Price iron ore mine in Western Australia.

In August 2023, Rio Tinto selected Mesto to carry out design and engineering work for a continuous pilot plant (CPP) for the BioIron process.

BioIron is a low-carbon iron manufacturing process using ore from Australia’s Pilbara mines.

Metso is a pioneer in providing sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services to the global aggregates, mineral processing and metal surface treatment industries. We become a partner in positive change by leveraging our process and product expertise to help customers increase productivity, improve energy and water efficiency, and improve environmental performance.

Metso, headquartered in Espoo, Finland, has more than 16,000 employees in nearly 50 countries and had 2022 sales of approximately €5.3 billion.

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