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Metso to Supply Copper Ore Processing System to Swedish Mining Company

Metso Minerals will supply a complete processing system for copper ore beneficiation to Zinkgruvan Mining AB for its mine in Southern Sweden. The delivery will be completed during the last quarter of 2009. The value of the order is approximately EUR 16 million.

Metso's delivery covers the primary and secondary crushing stages, grinding, flotation, and pressure filtration, as well as the pumping and conveying of processed copper ore. The contract includes supervision of erection and start-up. The order is for a new copper processing line that will be built parallel to the existing zinc and lead processing lines at Zinkgruvan. Once completed, the new line will increase Zinkgruvan's ore processing capacity by one third.

Zinkgruvan Mining AB is 100% owned by the Lundin Mining Corp., a base metal producer with mining activities in Sweden, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal. Lundin Mining employs 3500 people. The Zinkgruvan mine has been in operation since 1857. Metso has had an ongoing service agreement with the mine for over 10 years.

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