We started piloting our new Hybrid CC Filter Plates at First Quantum Minerals´ Pyhäsalmi mine in northern Finland in January 2016. The results exceeded all expectations providing “improved reliability” and “cost-effectiveness” for slurry filtration. After piloting the hybrid plates, Pyhäsalmi mine placed a five-year annual order for CC plates to support their five Metso Outotec Larox CC filters.
Pyhäsalmi Mine, the second deepest metal mine in Europe, produces copper, zinc, and pyrite. In 1962 it was initially developed as an open-pit mine by Outokumpu Oyj, followed by the first underground development. It has been a key site for the development of many Outotec technologies such as Courier, Millsense, and now Metso Outotec´s new Hybrid CC Filter Plates.