Metso Minerals will supply bulk materials handling equipment to Alcoa for its Juruti Mine in Pará state, northern Brazil. The delivery will be completed by the end of 2007. The value of the order is approximately EUR 35 million. The order was included in the fourth quarter order backlog in 2006.
The order comprises one ship loader, three stackers, one reclaimer, two apron feeders, five vibrating screens, one railcar dumper and conveying systems. The order also includes technical erection assistance and a technical supervision of operations for 2 years after the start up of the plant.
Metso's solution is for a new bauxite processing plant. The Juruti Mine will supply bauxite to the Alumar Refinery. Once completed, the processing plant will bring a major competitive advantage to Alcoa.
Alcoa is the world's leader in aluminum smelting capacity, and the world's second largest producer of aluminum. The company has 129,000 employees in 43 countries. In Brazil, Alcoa has eight production facilities.
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 about the order, please contact:
Eduardo Kubric, General Sales Manager, Mineral Processing, South America,
tel. +55 15 2102 1636
Further information for investors, please contact:
Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation,
tel. +358 20 484 3253