Metso to deliver VSF X solvent extraction technology for a battery-grade nickel project in China


Metso has been awarded an order to deliver solvent extraction technology for a nickel plant in China. The value of this type of order is usually in the range of EUR 15-20 million. The order value is booked in the Minerals segment’s 2024 first-quarter orders received. 

Metso’s scope of delivery consists of the VSF® X solvent extraction process for the production of a battery-grade nickel sulphate solution. In addition, Metso will deliver multiple polishing filters, a Courier®  6X HX analyzer, as well as spare parts and advisory services. Prior to this order, Metso conducted the concept study and process test for the project. Basic engineering for the project is ongoing.

The modular Metso VSF® (Vertical Smooth Flow) X plants offer lower lifetime costs, significantly shorter lead times, and sustainable Planet Positive life-cycle technology built on decades of experience in solvent extraction. Metso’s offering includes optimized solutions, complete plants and services through innovative leaching, solvent extraction and electrowinning technologies.  

Find out more about the Metso VSF® X solvent extraction technology on our website


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