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Metso; Life Cycle Services expert

Metso will provide Life Cycle Services as support with commissioning, ramping up, and optimizing Ma’aden’s new location

The organization has signed a two-year Life Cycle Services contract with Ma’aden. Specifically, at its Base Metals and New Minerals company’s new gold processing plant in Saudi Arabia.

As a result, it will support Ma’aden at its new greenfield site, covering both maintenance and plant operations. The agreement also includes field services and recommendations for wear and spare parts management, and advisory and training services. Overall, it demonstrates Metso’s service expertise, and is an important continuation of the greenfield mineral concentrator and gold processing plant.

The parties have not disclosed the value of the deal. However, the Minerals segment’s second-quarter 2023 orders received list has already acknowledged it. 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 us, 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 theirs. We are also committed to strengthening our service capabilities in the region to serve the growing customer base,” said Kamal Pahuja, President Middle East and India market area, Metso. 

“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,” added Duncan Bradford, Executive Vice-President, Ma’aden Base Metals and Minerals BU.