Metso’s millions

Metso Minerals has been awarded €9.2 million to supply flotation machines and magnetic separators to the concentrating plant of the KK4 system expansion project at LKAB Kiruna Sweden.The estimated start-up of operation is the first quarter of 2008.

The Metso Minerals delivery comprises low intensity magnetic separators (LIMS), flotation machines, pumps and auxiliary equipment. The system will be used to upgrade the iron ore and reduce the phosphor content.

The delivery is part of LKAB's overall expansion of the mine and production facility in Kiruna. Earlier this year Metso announced an order worth €65 million for a Grate Kiln system to the same Kiruna plant.

LKAB produces upgraded iron ore products for steelmaking. Headquartered in Luleå, Sweden, it had a net sales of €975 million in 2004, and it employs approximately 3500 employees.