Metso to supply Vertimill grinding mills to Canadian producer

A Canadian iron ore producer has awarded Metso an order for two Vertimill 4500 grinding mills to be delivered in the third quarter of 2024.

The Vertimill stirred grinding mill technology is globally recognized as a leading solution for energy-efficient grinding. Compared to traditional technology, operators can typically save up to 30 to 35 per cent of the electrical energy and grinding media consumption.

“We are very pleased to collaborate on projects that support decarbonization of the steel industry through production of high-grade and high-purity iron ore with sustainable processes.,” said Graham Davey, Director of Stirred Mills at Metso. “A small footprint and easy installation are also big advantages.”

Vertimill technology is an example of Metso’s Planet Positive offering. It is capable of handling feed sizes of up to 6 mm and grinding to product sizes of 30 microns or less. Vertimillis available in standard mill sizes ranging from 15 hp to 4,500 hp. Since the introduction of the technology in the 1990s, Metso has sold more than 540 Vertimill units to nearly all types of minerals.