Metso to supply a complete fine crushing and screening system to Norsk Stein in Norway

Metso will supply a complete fine crushing and screening system to Norsk Stein's Jelsa quarry expansion in Norway. The delivery will be completed by June 2010. The value of the order is approximately EUR 27 million. The order is included in Mining and Construction Technology's Q3 orders received.

The order comprises of four gyratory cone crushers, eight series inclined screens, a stacker conveyor, and a significant amount of conveyors. It also includes the engineering, erection and project management of the new plant.

The stationary plant expansion will raise the production of the Jelsa quarry significantly. The yearly production of the quarry now exceeds 5 million tons. After completing the expansion, the targeted production for fine products will be 850 tons per hour (tph) in addition to existing plant production 650 tph, and total production more than 10 million tons per year.

Norsk Stein A/S is one of Europe's biggest aggregates producers. The Jelsa quarry, located north-east of Stavanger produces high quality aggregates for road building, railways and offshore purposes. The end products are shipped to countries like Denmark, UK, France and Germany.

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