Metso Minerals will supply cone crushers to Codelco, the Chilean national mining company, for the expansion of its Andina Divisions' Los Andes project in Chile. The start-up for the crushers is scheduled for the second quarter of 2009. The value of this order is approximately EUR 7 million. The order is included in Metso's third quarter order backlog.
The order comprises a secondary cone crusher and two tertiary cone crushers. Once in full operation, the project will be able to process approximately 9,125,000 metric tonnes of ore annually.
Producing over 1.63 million tons of copper annually, Codelco employs more than 16,000 people. In 2006, its sales reached USD 13 billion.
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its more than 26,000 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, please contact:
Aldo Cermenati, Country Manager, Chile, Mining business line, Metso Minerals, tel. +56 2 370 2022