Weir Minerals Scoops Copper-Concentrate Contract
£3.7M CONTRACT WITH OUTOTEC
Weir Minerals has secured a £3.7 million order
to supply pumps, valves, cyclone clusters and slurry hoses for one
of Russia’s biggest copper concentrate production plants.
The company was selected by Outotec, a Finnish
contractor which is delivering the new copper concentrator facility
in Cheylabinsk for ZAO Miheevsky – a subsidiary of the Russian
Copper Company (RCC).
Scheduled to begin production in early 2014,
the scheme will process 18 million tons of copper ore per year from
an open-pit ore mine. The concentrate produced at the plant will go
on to be smelted and refined into pure copper.
Weir Minerals is supplying 60 pumps, 95 valves
and six cyclone clusters – large units used to separate particles
The contract is the biggest Weir Minerals has
secured with a Finnish client this year.
Matti Riihimäki, Field Sales Manager at Weir
Minerals said: “We have worked with Outotec for many years,
supplying equipment both for projects in Finland and those it
delivers for customers in other territories.
“Our selection for this major project is
testament to the quality and customer service we have consistently
delivered over that time.
“In big project like this, supplying the
equipment is one task but other equally important is to fulfil with
all quality and documentation requirements in timely manner.”
To guarantee excellent customer service across
the region, Weir Minerals opened its first servicing base in
Finland in March this year.
Weir Minerals Europe delivers end-to-end
solutions for all mining, slurry transportation, milling,
processing and waste management processes across a range of
industries and in more than 30 different territories.
Notes to editors:
About The Weir Group PLC
Weir, a FTSE 100 company founded in 1871 and
headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, is a global provider of
engineering solutions to the minerals, oil and gas and power
sectors. Our commitment to engineering excellence, research and
customer focus extends equipment wear life and operational
capability in some of the world’s most challenging
Weir is committed to going where our customers
go, with a worldwide network of more than 140 manufacturing
facilities and service centres. The business has a presence in more
than 70 countries, with over 14,000 staff around the world working
in three divisions; Minerals, Oil & Gas and Power &
Industrial. Weir’s customer base includes the world’s largest
mining houses, major oil services businesses and nuclear and
conventional power generation companies.
Annual revenues were more than £2.25 billion
in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of
services and aftermarket support. Emerging markets contributed 35%
of overall Group revenues.
See http://www.weir.co.uk/ for
About Weir Minerals
Weir Minerals employs nearly 6,500 people worldwide, delivering
end-to-end solutions for all mining, dewatering, transportation,
milling, processing and waste management activities. Weir Minerals
has an advanced product range incorporating market leading brands
(such as Warman® centrifugal slurry pumps, Geho® PD slurry pumps,
Linatex® rubber products, Vulco® wear resistant linings, Cavex®
hydrocyclones, Floway® Pumps vertical turbine pumps, Isogate®
slurry valves, Multiflo® mine dewatering solutions, Hazleton®
specialty slurry pumps, and Lewis® Pumps vertical chemical pumps)
covering virtually any application, in any environment. The Weir
Minerals global network ensures they are close to their customer
wherever they may base their local operations.
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