Weir Minerals has been selected to supply pumps and equipment
for a new zinc processing plant in Garpenberg, Sweden.
The new plant is being built by Swedish mining company Boliden
and is a replacement for an existing facility – an upgrade that
will double capacity from 1.3 to 2.5 million tonnes of metal ores
Garpenberg is Sweden’s oldest mine and is still producing large
quantities of zinc – along with smaller amounts of lead and
Weir Minerals will supply the majority of pumps for every
application across the plant, requiring a wide range of types and
sizes of units to handle the full spectrum of flow rates, pressure
requirements and slurry consistencies.
Delivery of the units will begin immediately, but installation
and commissioning work is scheduled to take place from spring to
The contract follows the launch of Weir’s first service centre
in Scandinavia in March this year, and its acquisition in 2012 of
belt-tensioning system manufacturer GEMEX, both of which played a
significant part in securing the order.
Tony G Locke, Managing Director of Weir Minerals Europe, said:
“We have a long-standing relationship with Boliden and over the
years have supplied equipment to their Atik and Tara sites as well
as the company’s first location in Boliden itself.
“However, this is by far our biggest agreement to date and it is
the result of the increase in the breadth of our offering and the
depth of our customer service support in recent years.”
Weir Minerals Europe delivers end-to-end solutions for all
mining, transportation, milling, processing and waste
management processes across a range of industries and in more
than 30 different territories.
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
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