Metso Outotec, Codelco voted winners of the Mining Magazine 2022 Awards

Codelco’s Gabriela Mistral project. Codelco photo

Metso Outotec has received the award in the software category for its Geminex metallurgical digital twin and in the services support category together with Codelco for the Gabriela Mistral project. The award was given out by Mining Magazine, voted on by its readership. 

Metso Outotec Geminex is a metallurgical digital twin that was launched in March 2022. It combines online operational data and expertise to deliver insight-driven performance to allow management of variability in mining, pyro and hydrometallurgical operations.

The Codelco Gabriela Mistral project in Chile was executed for more than 6,000 hours without accidents. After 15 years of operation, Codelco’s Gabriela Mistral Division, aligned with its sustainable objectives and without expanding its footprint, decided to modernize its two cathode stripping machines, an activity that comprised technical recommendations, the supply of components and additional service by Metso Outotec. The project included the installation, commissioning and start-up of a chiselling knife unit, Down Ender downer unit, DDU deflector unit, and rejected unit.

“Using services and upgrades to improve existing equipment is a key way to optimize performance over time. Modernized equipment is also safer to use and maintain, which helps to ensure a sustainable business,” said Eduardo Nilo, president, South America market area at Metso Outotec.

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