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News story: 15 November 2012: Todmorden, UK

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 from slurry.

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.

ENDS

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 environments.

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 further information.

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.

 

Press information: Ricky Ambury, John Bowes or James Lloyd-Davies at Citypress on weir@citypress.co.uk or 0161 235 0300.

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