Metso Corporation Press release on October 22, 2008 at 1.00 p.m.
Metso will supply a complete crushing and screening system to Construtora Norberto Odebrecht for the Santo Antônio project in Rondônia State, Brazil. The delivery will be completed by the end of the Q1, 2009. The value of the order is approximately EUR 7 million and it is included in Metso Minerals' Q3 orders received.
The order comprises a complete crushing and screening system consisting of two primary crushers, a secondary cone crusher, two tertiary cone crushers, and an impact crusher for fine crushing. Metso will also supply several semi-mobile screens, vibrating feeders, vibrating chutes and conveyors. The order includes design, engineering, supervision of assembly and commissioning services, as well as the training of the plant operators.
The new crushing and screening system is for producing aggregates for the Santo Antônio hydroelectric power plant at the Madeira River near the city of Porto Velho. The power plant will be constructed by the Consortium CSAC (Consorcio Santo Antônio Civil) and Odebrecht is the leading company in the consortium. The new system will be able to process 880 tonnes of aggregates per hour, producing four types of end products for the infrastructure and construction of the hydroelectric power plant.
Founded in 1945, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht is a Brazilian engineering and construction organization with worldwide operations. It develops and administrates infrastructure projects focusing on public and private partnerships and concessions. In 2007, the company's net sales totaled EUR 11.4 billion (BRL 31.4 billion), and currently it employs approximately 59,000 people.
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its over 27,000 employees in approximately 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.
Further information for the press, please contact:
Dionísio Covolo, VP, Construction - South America, Metso Minerals, tel. +55 15 2102 1533