Weir Minerals Secures Large Order With Boliden

Contributed by: PumpScout Staff

Boliden, a Swedish mining company, has selected Weir Minerals to supply pumps and equipment for their new zinc processing plant in Garpenberg, Sweden. Although Garpenberg is one of Sweden’s oldest mines, it still produces large quantities of zinc, along with smaller amounts of lead and silver. This new plant is a significant upgrade from the existing facility, doubling capacity from 1.3 to 2.5 million tones of metal ores per year and requiring a wide range of heavy-duty pumps.

Weir Minerals will supply units in every application across the plant in a variety of types and sizes; their pumps can handle the full spectrum of flow rates, pressure requirements, and slurry consistencies. Unit delivery will begin immediately, followed by installation and commissioning work from spring to autumn 2013.

This contract follows the launch of Weir’s first service centre in Scandinavia in March of this year and its acquisition in 2012 of belt-tensioning system manufacturer GEMEX, both of which contributed to securing this deal.

Managing Director of Weir Minerals Europe, Tony G. Locke, says: “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.” “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 designs and manufacturers a wide range of pumps for mining applications including horizontal, submersible, and vertical slurry pumps, dewatering pumps and much more.


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