Metso to supply automation system to Talvivaara Mining Company in
Metso Automation will supply an automation system to Talvivaara
Mining Company, which is constructing Europe's largest nickel mine at
Talvivaara in the Sotkamo region of Finland. Metso's delivery
comprises automation and information system. The deliveries will take
place in four phases, starting from January 2008.
The Talvivaara production plant will include metals recovery lines,
side processes, crushing and conveying operations, as well as pumping
units. The monitoring and controls of all these processes will be
centralized in Metso Automation's system, in one central control
room. The automation is based on the proven, state-of-the-art
Talvivaara's 266-million-ton ore reserve is anticipated to support
production for about 25 years. Production is planned to start in late
2008. The metals will be extracted from the ore by a cost-efficient
and eco-friendly bioheapleaching technology, utilizing natural
bacteria in the process.
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:
Kari Heikkilä, Director, metsoDNA VAR and Minerals product group,
Metso Automation, tel. +358 20 483 8278