Press release June 4, 2012 01:00:00 PM CET

Metso to supply big mining crushers to Codelco in Chile

Metso Corporation's press release on June 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. local time

The delivery comprises the biggest mining cones crushers ever manufactured by Metso to the world's largest open pit copper mine

Metso has signed a contract with Codelco, a major Chilean mining company, to supply big cone crushers for a process improvement project in the Chuquicamata division. The contract also includes an automatic control system for crushers delivered by Metso. The complete value of the order exceeds EUR 9 million.

According to the new contract Metso will supply three biggest cone crushers ever manufactured by Metso. The operational weight of one MP1250 series cone crusher exceeds 150 tons, and the crusher can process up to 1800 tons of ore per hour in secondary position for this application.

"We are very excited to receive this order. Codelco Chuquicamata is one of the most important mining companies in Chile, and they chose Metso's cone crushers to increase capacity in their division", comments Renato Verdejo, Manager, Crushing and Screening Capital Equipment South Cone, Metso.

Metso's crusher delivery to the Codelco Chuquicamata will be completed within the last quarter of 2012. The order was included in Mining and Construction's first quarter 2012 orders received.

Three biggest mining cones crushers

The total project delivery comprises three Nordberg MP®1250 cone crushers. The MP®1250 continues the success of the MP® 1000 and MP® 800 using the same footprint as the MP® 1000, but delivering up to 25% increase in capacity.

With an increased power rated up to 1250 HP (932 kW), the MP®1250 performs more work per crushing cycle, and its power-to-production ratio exceeds that of its similarly sized competitors in the market.

Codelco is the largest mining company in Chile. Chuquicamata division operates two copper and molybdenum producing mines, named Chuquicamata and Mina Sur. By the excavation volume, Chuquicamata mine is world's largest open pit copper mine.

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For further information, please contact:

Renato Verdejo, South Cone Capital Equipment Crushing and Screening Manager, Mining and Construction, Metso, tel. +56 2 370 2000