Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2021 Metso Outotec to deliver state-of-the-art Premier™ and Vertimill® mills to gold mines in Liberia and Burkina Faso
Press release June 2, 2021

Metso Outotec to deliver state-of-the-art Premier™ and Vertimill® mills to gold mines in Liberia and Burkina Faso

Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on June 2, 2021, at 09:00 a.m. EEST

The Turkish conglomerate Mapa Group has awarded Metso Outotec a contract for the delivery of key grinding technology to their gold mine expansions in Liberia and Burkina Faso. The value of the order is approximately EUR 19 million, and it has been booked in Minerals Q2/2021 orders received.

“Mapa is a major conglomerate working in various industrial and construction sectors. For us, good support, reliable project execution, and sustainable equipment and process performance are essential. Alongside the existing good relationship between the companies, they’re the reasons why we selected Metso Outotec for these projects,” explains Mustafa Bülent Karaarslan, COO, Mapa Group.

Metso Outotec will deliver identical grinding lines to both sites, consisting of state-of-the-art Premier™ ball mills and energy-efficient Vertimill® VTM-3000 stirred mills, each line featuring a capacity of 400tph. The deliveries are expected to take place in January 2022.

“We are excited that Mapa has chosen us to deliver the key equipment for the expansion of these two projects in Liberia and Burkina Faso. Previously, we have delivered the key crushing, screening and grinding equipment to these two mines,” says Mert Katkay, Head of Minerals Sales for Metso Outotec in the Middle East and Turkey.

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Further information, please contact:

Christoph Hoetzel, Head of Grinding Business Line, Metso Outotec, E-mail: christoph.hoetzel(at), Tel. +61 477 330 679

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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