Metso Corporation's press release on September 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. local time
Metso's solution will enable Papua New Guinean Monier to manufacture customized
products without compromising production rates
Monier Limited is upgrading capacity at its Nebiri quarry in Papua New Guinea to
meet long term growth targets through a strategic partnership with Metso. The
upgrade will include the design, fabrication, installation and commissioning of
a Metso crushing and screening system. The two companies signed the contract in
July 2013. The resulting order, to the value of EUR 10.5 million, will be
included in Metso Mining and Construction's Q3 2013 orders received.
Quality meets high capacity
For Monier, meeting the strict standards and specifications of its construction
customers is critical. The company was therefore looking for a supplier who
could design a crushing and screening system where rigid end product quality
meets high capacity.
"We chose Metso as the contractors for the project based on their demonstrated
ability to deliver world class crushing and screening installations", says Brian
Condon, CEO, Monier.
Metso Crusher Systems' solution will allow for multiple standard products to be
produced simultaneously while providing flexibility for Monier to produce "made
to order" products with no impact on production rates or quality.
The Nebiri Quarry upgrade will be designed for a minimum operating life of 20
years ensuring that Monier has the capability and capacity to meet demand for
quarry materials well into the future. According to CEO Brian Condon, the
installation of the crushing and screening system is the final stage of a
project that had been underway for two years.
"It would be an obvious waste of money if the upstream and downstream processes
did not have the capacity to support the new installation", Brian Condon
continues. "In preparation for the completion of the new crushing and screening
system, Monier has made significant investment in mobile plant and equipment to
ensure there are no bottlenecks to restrict production capacity once the new
system is installed".
Four stages of crushing provide flexibility
Due for completion in 2014, this crushing and screening system is targeted to
produce 350 tons per hour of quality concrete and asphalt aggregates as well as
road base materials.
The total project delivery comprises a primary C125 jaw crusher, a secondary NP
1213 impact crusher, an HP 200 cone crusher for the tertiary stage and a Barmac
B6150 vertical shaft impactor for the final stage or crushing and shaping. The
crushing and screening system also includes several high efficiency TS and CVB
screens, a scalper, and conveyors. Furthermore, Metso will supply screening
media and dust sealing systems for the screens.
Monier Limited is Papua New Guinea's largest construction materials and building
products manufacturer and supplier, employing in excess of 350 people. Located
just outside of Port Moresby in the National Capital District, Monier's Nebiri
Quarry currently supplies over 1 million tons of quarry materials per annum.
Monier has established strong brand recognition and a reputation for quality of
products and services throughout Papua New Guinea.
Metso's mining and construction professionals specialise in always bringing the
right technology, processes, machinery and services to our customers in the
aggregates production, construction, mining and minerals processing and in metal
and waste recycling. Expect results.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the
process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to
sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares
are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
For further information, please contact:
Campbell Johnston, Hub Manager, Crusher Systems, Mining and Construction, Metso,
+61 89 420 5555
Jack Marmet, Vice President, Crusher Systems, Mining and Construction, Metso,
+33 3 85 393 67 13
Metso Barmac VSI Crusher:
Metso C125 Jaw Crusher: