Press release October 30, 2018 11:00:00 AM CET

Metso to deliver comminution solutions to NLMK Group in Russia

Metso to deliver comminution solutions to NLMK Group in Russia

Metso Corporation press release October 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. EET.

Metso will deliver three grinding lines including spare parts and supervision to NLMK Group's Stoilensky GOK iron ore production plant in southern Russia. NLMK Group, an international metallurgical company, has launched the construction of an additional concentration section including the three new grinding equipment lines with Metso's Vertimill®. The lines will be assembled by 2020 in a single production unit and will enable scaling up the concentrate output with a 14% increase in capacity.

"The technique of using vertical mills to grind ore has been successfully applied at more than 100 iron ore mining and processing enterprises worldwide. This technology at Stoilensky GOK will increase the efficiency of production processes and provide the necessary growth in the production of iron ore to enable the supply of cost-competitive raw materials to the Novolipetsk Metallurgical Combine, Russia's largest steelmaking enterprise," said Marat Mryasov, Director, Project Management at Stoilensky GOK

"For today's miners, saving energy and improving productivity while reducing costs are an integral part of building profitable business. When creating sustainable and resource-efficient processing solutions for our customers, we tap into Metso's 150 years of global design and engineering expertise," said Victor Tapia, President, Metso's Mining Equipment business area.

This order is Metso's first Vertimill® 4500 stirred mill installation for the Russian iron ore industry. The order was booked in Metso's 2nd quarter 2018 orders received, and the delivery will take place in Q4/2019.

Energy-efficient grinding and improved total cost of ownership with Metso Vertimills

Metso Vertimills® are globally recognized as energy-efficient grinding machines with proven grind efficiency from varying feeds, from as coarse as 6 mm to products finer than 20 microns. In addition to reduced media consumption, the lower installation cost, minimal maintenance and minimal liner wear of Metso's Vertimill® make it the lowest total cost of ownership solution in many applications. Since its introduction in 1979, Metso has delivered over 440 Vertimills® globally. For more information, please visit our website.


Caption: Metso Vertimills are globally recognized as energy-efficient grinding machines with proven grind efficiency for varying feeds.

Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.7 billion in 2017. Metso employs over 12,000 people in more than 50 countries.,

For further information:

Rodrigo Gouveia, Senior Vice President, Mining Equipment, Metso Corporation, Tel. +1 717 849 7176, Email:

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email:

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