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nov. 27, 2023

Metso strengthens its presence and services in mining in Suriname

The company successfully completed a mill relining service in one of the most important gold producers in the South American region.
Metso fortalece presencia y servicios en minería de Surinam
Metso fortalece presencia y servicios en minería de Surinam

Although Suriname is a country with a recent history in terms of large-scale mining exploitation, in recent years, they have grown exponentially thanks to the influence and fusion of existing cultures in Suriname, as well as the participation of global mining operators, leaders in gold exploitation, which has become the engine of its economy.  

There, the Rosebel gold mine of the Chinese group Zijin Mining operates one of South America's most important gold operations, with a processing capacity of 20,000 TPD. To optimize its performance, the mining unit found in Metso an ally for relining its 30-foot SAG mill and two of its three 16.5-foot ball mills. The relining service, which was recently completed, was successful and exceeded the client's expectations by having achieved the relining of the three mills before the expected time and maintaining detailed time control during the intervention, thus generating added value for the client. Consequently, this service became a critical milestone for Metso Perú & North relining services outside the Peruvian territory. Furthermore, the relining was carried out mainly by company specialists from Peru.  

they trust in our products and services, and in the safety and quality of our procedures. This goes hand in hand with the recent agreement signed between Zijin and Metso at a global level, which is reinforcing our cooperation agreement. The installed base in Zijin Rosebel is important for us, so we hope for more joint projects.
Explains Jankarlos León, Northern Countries Manager at Metso Perú & North,

In fact, Metso Perú & North had already repaired one of Zijin Rosbel’s crushers in April of this year and, in record time, executed the task in 10 days instead of the 14 days initially projected.

this operation was so complex that no one in the world could do it except us, and since the result was so good, they are trusting us to provide them with more quality services such as the upcoming modernization of its crushing system.
Horacio Huallpa, Repairs Manager at Metso Perú & North, highlights

For Metso, the Suriname market is very relevant to its growth strategy as its growth projections in capital goods, spare parts, consumables, and services are 25% by 2024, compared to 2023, and sustained growth of that magnitude until 2027.

the growth of the Suriname mining industry is leading us to increase our footprint in this country to such a level that we are planning the development of having a legal entity and long-term contracts that will allow us to have more resources in Suriname including deployed personnel on-site, technical support people, warehouses and inventories close to operations.
According to Pablo Ludeña, Metso Site Account Director