Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2021 Metso Outotec to supply key minerals processing technology to Sandfire Resources copper-silver project in Botswana
Press release April 12, 2021

Metso Outotec to supply key minerals processing technology to Sandfire Resources copper-silver project in Botswana

Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on April 12, 2021, at 01:00 p.m. EEST

Metso Outotec has signed a contract to deliver all of the main process technologies for Sandfire Resources’ flagship Motheo copper-silver concentrator in Botswana. The order value of approximately EUR 17 million was booked in the Minerals segment’s Q1/2021 orders received. 

The 3.2 million tonnes per annum greenfield plant will be built in the Kalahari copper belt in Botswana, with the potential to expand to 5.2 million tonnes per annum in the future. Metso Outotec will deliver all key minerals processing equipment including gyratory and pebble crushers, apron feeders, semi-autogenous (SAG) mill and the associated reline machine, TankCell® flotation cells, Vertimill® fine grinding mill, high rate thickeners, and a pressure filter. Additionally, spare parts and supervisory services will be supplied to support commissioning and plant ramp up. Delivery will take place during 2021 and 2022, and the plant is expected to start production in late 2022 or early 2023.

“We are pleased to continue our strategic partnership with Sandfire Resources. We have worked with Sandfire in the past and are very grateful to be selected again for their flagship Motheo project. Our proven proprietary and sustainable technologies will support Sandfire with achieving their international growth and diversification strategy,” says Kai Rönnberg, Vice President, Minerals Sales, Asia Pacific at Metso Outotec.

More information on Metso Outotec minerals processing technologies is available on our website.

Further information, please contact:

Kai Rönnberg, Vice President, Minerals Sales, Asia Pacific, Metso Outotec, tel. +61 (0)8 9211 2200, email: kai.ronnberg(at)

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Brand, Metso Outotec, tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: helena.marjaranta(at)

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change.  

Metso Outotec is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with Science Based Targets. We ranked 8th on the 2021 Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2020 were about EUR 3.9 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.,

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