Metso's Cutting-edge Contribution to Simandou

Winning Consortium Simandou
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Metso secures a significant order exceeding €10 million from Winning Consortium Simandou for pivotal crushing equipment at the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea. The delivery includes 16 Nordberg® HP900™ crushers, showcasing Metso's global expertise. WCS, formed by SMB Winning Consortium's pioneers, emerged victorious in a public tender and subsequently engaged in a strategic agreement with Guinea's government for Simandou Blocks 1 and 2.


Metso, a leading corporation, has sealed a substantial deal with Winning Consortium Simandou (WCS) to supply crucial crushing equipment valued at over €10 million for the concentrator plant at Guinea's Simandou Iron Ore Blocks 1 and 2. This substantial order, integrated into Minerals' fourth-quarter 2023 intake, entails 16 state-of-the-art Nordberg® HP900™ secondary and tertiary cone crushers, well-known in the aggregate and mining sectors with over 10,000 installations globally.

Expressing delight at this collaboration, Xun Fang, Head of Metso's Minerals Sales in Greater China, affirmed their commitment to supporting the Simandou iron project's success by leveraging Metso's extensive global knowledge and resources.

The WCS initiative, orchestrated by SMB Winning Consortium's founders—Winning International Group, China Hongqiao, and UMS Guinea—emerged victorious in a competitive public tender to develop Simandou Iron Ore Blocks 1 and 2 back in November 2019. Subsequently, a strategic Base Convention pact was inked with the Guinean Government in June 2020, solidifying the project's trajectory.

Metso's offerings for the mining industry continue to stand as a testament to their commitment to sustainable technologies, comprehensive solutions, and services worldwide. By empowering customers to enhance productivity, energy efficiency, and environmental performance, Metso serves as a catalyst for positive change.

The company, headquartered in Espoo, Finland, operates across nearly 50 countries with a workforce exceeding 16,000. With 2022 sales approximating €5.3 billion, Metso remains listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki, epitomizing innovation and excellence in the mining industry.

This strategic collaboration between Metso and WCS underscores the company's dedication to providing cutting-edge technology to facilitate the success of the Simandou iron ore project. The supply of state-of-the-art crushing equipment marks a pivotal contribution to the mining landscape in Guinea, cementing Metso's position as a global leader in the sector.

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