Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2023 Metso Outotec’s Geminex digital twin and a joint project with Codelco Gabriela Mistral voted winners of the Mining Magazine 2022 Awards
Product news January 16, 2023

Metso Outotec’s Geminex digital twin and a joint project with Codelco Gabriela Mistral voted winners of the Mining Magazine 2022 Awards

Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on January 16, 2023, at 13 p.m. EET

Readers of Mining Magazine, a leading industry media, have voted Metso Outotec the winner in two categories in the annual competition celebrating outstanding achievements that advance the state of play in the mining industry. Metso Outotec received the award in the Software category for its innovative GeminexTM metallurgical digital twin and in the Services Support category together with Codelco for the Gabriela Mistral project.

Metso Outotec GeminexTM is a game-changing metallurgical digital twin that was launched in March 2022. It combines online operational data and expertise, delivering insight-driven performance that gives efficient management of variability in mining, pyro- and hydrometallurgical operations.

“We are delighted by the excitement that Mining Magazine readers have shown towards GeminexTM. Since its launch, GeminexTM has attracted tremendous interest. It enables our customers to take a quick digital leap ahead in terms of managing variability in their operations by scenario planning and control while achieving better environmental and financial performance,” says Veli-Matti Järvinen, Vice President, Automation at Metso Outotec.

The Codelco Gabriela Mistral project in Chile was executed for more than 6,000 hours without accidents, thanks to the committed leadership of both companies. After 15 years of operation, Codelco's Gabriela Mistral Division (DGM), aligned with its sustainable objectives and without expanding its footprint, decided to modernize its two cathode stripping machines, an activity that comprised technical recommendations, the supply of components and additional service by Metso Outotec. The project included the installation, commissioning and start-up of a Chiseling knife unit, Down Ender downer unit, DDU deflector unit and Rejected Unit.

“We are very proud of the successful cooperation with Codelco. To conclude a demanding modernization project without accidents is a great demonstration of the benefits of careful planning and effective cooperation. Using services and upgrades to improve existing equipment is a key way to optimize performance over time. Modernized equipment is also safer to use and maintain, which helps to ensure a sustainable business,” says Eduardo Nilo, President, South America market area at Metso Outotec.

Read more about Metso Outotec’s solutions for the mining industry on our website.

Further information:

Veli-Matti Järvinen, Vice President, Automation, Metso Outotec, tel. +358 50 66127, email: veli-matti.jarvinen(at)

Macarena Vallejo, Marketing Director, South America, Metso Outotec, tel. +56 32 2270800, email: macarena.vallejo(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.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2021 were about EUR 4.2 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.,