As one of the few gold mines in Sweden – and one of the largest gold mines in all Northern Europe – the Björkdalsgruvan gold mine boasts high production expectations. Owned by Mandalay Resources and situated just 40 kilometers from Skellefteå, this mine has been a vital asset in operation since 1988, steadily expanding its capacity over the years. With a processing capability of 1.3 million tonnes annually, Björkdalsgruvan produced 42,148 ounces of gold in 2023 and anticipates an even more robust production in 2024, aiming for 43,000 to 47,000 ounces.
Metso has a long and successful history with Björkdalsgruvan, highlighting the mine's commitment to efficiency and quality. Having supplied equipment and services to the site since its inception in 1988, there is a variety of Metso equipment present, such as slurry pumps, Lokotracks, flotation equipment, crushers, thickeners, screens, mills and more.
“A lot of our products are already there, so it was a natural move for them to reach out to Metso to supply a solution,” says Gustav Forsman, Sales Support Specialist, Metso. “Especially with our new cyclone in play, it’s new for us and we have an established relationship already, so the trust was there.”