Engineering Dobersek in Germany and Severniy Mining and Processing (SevGOK) in Ukraine have selected Metso Outotec’s mill discharge pumps for Severniy’s greenfield process waste thickening plant. Metso Outotec’s high-capacity pumps will be used to pump the iron ore concentrate plant’s waste sludge into the settling ponds from the thickeners. The 22 pumps to be delivered by Metso Outotec include 10 large high-capacity MDM700 pumps. Together, the pumps are capable of handling a total volume of 117 500 m3 of waste sludge per hour.
“SevGOK’s complex has been designed by Engineering Dobersek in Germany. With this investment, SevGOK aims to decrease environmental impacts and costs by lowering energy consumption and water usage,” says Axel Stappen, Managing Director, Engineering Dobersek GmbH. “One MDM700 pump can weigh as much as 31 tons, have a diameter of 2.8 m and a pumping volume of up to 9650 m3/h. The MDM pumps operate in very demanding conditions, they are reliable and withstand exceptional wear,” says Michael Nienhaus, Head of Sales, Slurry Pumps, Germany, Metso Outotec.