Metso is awarded a two-year Life Cycle Services contract for plant in Saudi Arabia
by David Fleschen
Metso has signed a two-year Life Cycle Services (LCS) contract with Ma’aden’s Base Metals and New Minerals company’s new gold processing plant at the Mansourah & Massarah site in Saudi Arabia. Metso will support the customer in commissioning, ramping up and optimizing the new greenfield site, covering both maintenance and plant operations. Other elements of the agreement are field services and recommendations for wear and spare parts management, and advisory and training services.
The agreement demonstrates Metso’s service expertise, and it is an important continuation of the greenfield mineral concentrator and gold processing plant agreement signed in 2019.
The value of the order is not disclosed; the first part of the contract has been booked in the Minerals segment’s second-quarter 2023 orders received. The customer has the option to extend the contract by one year.
“We are very delighted with the customer’s continued trust in Metso. By choosing Metso’s Life Cycle Services contract, Ma’aden will receive comprehensive and top-notch service solutions as well as on-site technical expertise and support. We are committed to safety and sustainability objectives and will work with and support the customer in achieving their operational objectives. We are also committed to strengthening our service capabilities in the region to serve the growing customer base,” says Kamal Pahuja, President Middle East and India market area, Metso.
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Metso’s experts will work together with the customer’s personnel. As part of its commitment to developing the local community, Ma’aden employs a local workforce whose capabilities development is an important part of the service contract.
“Our aim is to lift the productivity of the new plant to the target level, strengthen the skills of our Saudi employees, and achieve our production and safety targets. The new plant will use three different methods of gold processing, including the first autoclave in Saudi Arabia; this requires a lot of know-how and proactive planning for trouble-free operation and maximum productivity. Metso already has a comprehensive range of key equipment for the plant flowsheet, and we will be able to benefit from Metso’s technological and service expertise,” says Duncan Bradford, Executive Vice-President, Ma’aden Base Metals and Minerals BU.