Metso has entered into a five-year, long-term strategic services partnership agreement with Tata Chemicals (Soda Ash) Partners to repair, rebuild, and service existing pyro-processing equipment and systems in its Green River, Wyoming, USA, operation.
The total contract value is approximately $31m. Metso will provide Tata Chemicals with a full-service, custom solution for its North American manufacturing facility.
The contract covers the rebuilding of 19 existing pyro-processing units over the contract period, which includes the supply of installation labour, training for site personnel, and full-time Metso experts on-site to oversee the execution of the work.
The scope of the new agreement for the seven calciners and 12 rotary dryers also includes several modernisation and upgrade measures to improve safety, efficiency, and operational flexibility at the Green River facility.
To meet their efficiency goals and growing market demands, Tata Chemical selected Metso to provide a total services solution. “We are extremely pleased to have signed a five-year contract with Metso,” says Martin Keighley, CEO and managing director at Tata Chemicals North America.
“This contract provides Tata Chemicals a long-term partnership with a leading provider of energy-efficient solutions. Metso has decades of experience servicing the mining industry and will be a valued partner to Tata Chemicals.”
Metso, which designs, engineers, supplies, and services pyro-processing equipment and systems that increase the economic value of ores, minerals, waste, and related materials, says that while also protecting the environment, with this latest partnership, it continues to be well positioned in its long-term strategy to expand service operations in the western USA mining and industrial community, including Wyoming, Utah, and northern Nevada, where a significant and broad installed base exists.