Press release October 14, 2015 12:00:00 PM CET

Metso helps Wai Kee Holdings Ltd. produce uniform-quality aggregates cost-efficiently by supplying ten Lokotrack mobile plants

Metso helps Wai Kee Holdings Ltd. produce uniform-quality aggregates cost-efficiently by supplying ten Lokotrack mobile plants

Metso Corporation's press release on October 14, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EET

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMetso will help Wai Kee Holdings Ltd. produce uniform-quality aggregates cost-efficiently by supplying ten Lokotrack mobile crushing and screening units and four CW series wheeled conveyors to its Lam Tai quarry in Hong Kong. The equipment will enable the company to crush rock in demanding and varying rock conditions.

To reach the required capacity at the quarry, the Metso fleet consists of two trains, each including five Lokotrack units: one Lokotrack LT120 jaw plant, two Lokotrack LT300HP cone plants and two Lokotrack ST4.8 mobile screens; as well as two conveyors. Both trains create the same end products.

"As a customer, we are interested in the end products: their shape, quantity and cost of production are key parameters for us. To achieve the best results, Metso offered us a complete solution - not just machines. Thanks to the process know-how of Metso's experts, the right solution to draw uniform-quality aggregates was found," says Derek Zen, Vice Chairman of Wai Kee Holdings.

The entire compact-layout crushing and screening process is tailored according to the customer's needs to produce aggregates in four size ranges. The Metso Lokotracks will operate for 10-12 hours per day to achieve the planned capacity of 1.5 million tons per year.

A cost-efficient solution

The majority of aggregates will be used in Wai Kee's own concrete batching and asphalt plants for ready-mix. "With good quality and constant cubicity, less cement additive is needed, resulting in real savings. The mobile solution from Metso was a clear choice for us. As an investment, this fleet costs less than a stationary plant, is quicker to install and easier to relocate. In this project, saving time really means a cost savings for us. We wanted a technology partner that could add value to our operations by delivering high-quality results and help us meet demanding timelines. Metso was able to address our concerns and provided a customized solution for us," Derek Zen adds.

Customer closeness leads to good results

According to Jarmo Vuorenpää, Metso's Product Manager for large Lokotracks, the solution was based on close cooperation with the customer and Metso's in-depth process knowledge. "We were able to tailor our solution to meet the customer's precise needs and provided a cost-efficient and environmentally more sustainable solution," he says.

Suhen Agarwal, Metso's VP, CSE Sales and Services, Oceania, concludes: "Our team of experts visited the customer whenever they had a query and were able to provide answers during all stages of the project. This customer closeness as well as understanding how important a quick response and delivery time was for them was central."

The order is included in the second-quarter 2015 orders received by Metso. The value of the order is not disclosed. The deliveries will take place during this autumn.

About Wai Kee Holding Limited

Founded in 1970, the Hong Kong-based Wai Kee Holdings Limited has a well-established presence in the construction and infrastructure industries. It has operations in toll roads, property development, construction, construction materials and quarrying. The company is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. The total invoicing of the conglomerate is around USD 500 million per year.

Metso is the world's leading industrial company in the mining and aggregates industries and in the flow control business. Our knowledge, people and solutions help drive sustainable improvements in performance and profitability in our customers' businesses.

Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety. Our products range from mining and construction equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our solutions are delivered and supported by decades of process knowledge and a broad scope of services backed by a global footprint of over 90 service centers, thousands of service employees, and an extensive logistics network.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2014, Metso's net sales totaled EUR 3.7 billion. Metso employs approximately 13,000 industry experts in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

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For further information, please contact:

Timo Nakari, SVP, Mobile Equipment, Minerals, Metso, tel +358 20 48 44782, email: timo.nakari@metso.com

Suhen Agarwal, VP, CSE Sales and Services, Oceania, Minerals, Metso, tel +91 9810162268, email: suhen.agarwal@metso.com

Jarmo Vuorenpää, Product Manager, Crushing and Screening Equipment, Minerals, Metso, tel: +358 40 756 1088, email: jarmo.vuorenpaa@metso.com

Anne Rantanen, Director, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, tel +358 20 484 2253, email: anne.rantanen@metso.com