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Metso equipment to improve iron ore quality in Ukraine

The Metso delivery includes high-capacity vertical grinding mills, flotation cells, magnetic separators, 59 pumps and a crushing and screening system. The contract also includes installation and commissioning supervision as well as a tailor-made automation process control system.

“The target of Metso’s delivery is to help Ferrexpo Poltava to raise the iron content in pellets to 65% Fe total and thus enhance the company’s competitiveness in global markets,” said Alexy Strikha, country manager of Metso Mining and Construction in Ukraine.

Metso and Ferrexpo have worked together for more than 30 years. In 2009, Metso and Ferrexpo signed a life-cycle service agreement for the pumps operated at the mine site.

The Metso equipment will be delivered to the Poltava mine by the end of 2014.