Press release July 18, 2013 02:00:00 PM CET

Metso to deliver a complete crushing and screening plant to Colas Centre Ouest in France

Metso Corporation's press release on July 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. local time

Green field quarry plant will provide efficient, safe and environmentally friendly solutions for road construction

Metso will supply a complete green field quarry plant to the Colas Group in France. The large scale delivery includes primary, secondary and tertiary stations with service maintenance contracts for inspection and extended guarantees. The aggregate produced in the quarry is mainly destined for road construction. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso's solution embraces the customer's high health and safety commitment with low environmental impact compared to less modern quarry plants. The state-of-the-art crushing and screening system incorporates substantial savings in energy, production, transportation and maintenance costs with safe and environmentally friendly solutions.

Responsible partnership throughout the entire process

"Tailored solutions for high-end output, reduced costs with energy-efficient machines and automated treatment are the major benefits we are delivering to our customer with this supply. Colas wanted not just a supplier, but a responsible partner for their investment. We've set an ambitious target and we're confident in achieving it" sums up Philippe Portevin, Sales Director, France, Mining and Construction, Metso.

"It's been a long road but the spirit and close collaboration which has dominated this project from the outset supports our enthusiasm in concluding the contract today with Metso" commented the Colas Centre Ouest management team on the day of signature.

"Building a solid work relationship from feasibility to design has been key to the process bringing savings in time, efficiency and total cost of ownership to our customer" adds François Wintergerst, Business Manager, MPS Crusher Systems, Mining and Construction, Metso.

The order is included in Mining and Construction's 2nd quarter 2013 orders received with delivery scheduled for second quarter of 2015.

Latest application technology

The installation includes numerous Metso machines with the latest technology in hard rock applications: A C160 jaw crusher, a HP500 cone crusher, two HP6 cone crushers, more than 12 vibrating machines from TS, CVB and VF range completed with more than 2000 meters of Metso conveyors.

The full engineering scope of the installation includes a truck loading station, automation and power, 2000 ton steel structures, plateworks, de-dusting, erection and commissioning for a targeted 1.5 million tons/year and equipped with 4000 kW installed power.

The Colas Group is a leader in the construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure. With 63,000 employees in nearly 50 countries on five continents, the Group performs 100,000 projects each year via 800 works centers and 1,400 materials production sites. In 2012, Colas posted 13 billion euros of consolidated revenue (44% outside of France). Net profit attributable to the Group amounted to 302 million euros.

Metso's mining and construction professionals specialize in always bringing the right technology, processes, machinery and services to our customers in the aggregates production, construction, mining and minerals processing and in metal and waste recycling. Expect results.

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.,

For further information, please contact:

François Wintergerst, Business Manager, MPS Crusher Systems, Mining and Construction, Metso, tel. +33 6 07 94 01 20, email: francois.wintergerst(at)

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