Stock Exchange release January 12, 2007 01:15:43 PM CET
Metso to supply a crushing plant and mining equipment to Pirites Alentejanas in Portugal
Metso Minerals will supply a crushing plant and mining equipment to Pirites Alentejanas, SA.'s Aljustrel zinc mine in southern Portugal. The delivery will be completed by January 2008. The value of the order is approximately EUR 14 million. The order has been booked in the order book for the fourth quarter of 2006.
The order comprises a stationary crushing plant, which consists of a primary jaw crusher, a secondary cone crusher, two tertiary cone crushers with two screens. The order also includes a 2,2 km conveyor, a VPA pressure filter, six units of stirred media detritors and mill lining to the existing mills, as well as engineering, erection and commissioning services.
Metso's solution is for the modifications of the Aljustrel mine. During the first year of operation, approximately 1.4 million tonnes zinc ore will be processed from the Moinho deposit, and in the subsequent years ore will be processed primarily from the Feitais deposit with production of 1.8 million tonnes annually.
Pirites Alentejanas is a subsidiary of a Canadian based Eurozinc Mining Corporation. EuroZinc Mining Corporation is a metal producer with significant reserves in copper, lead, zinc and silver.
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 25,000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.
For further information, please contact:
Luis Santos, Senior Vice President, Construction Business Line, Metso Minerals,
tel: +351 91 721 6860
Jeffery A. Leonard, Senior Vice President, Comminution, Mining Business Line, Metso Minerals, tel. +1 717 849 7464
José Leite de Sousa, Country Manager, Metso Minerals (Portugal), tel: +351 214 388 551