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Weir Minerals wins Poltava contract


Weir Minerals has secured a US$5.6 million contract to supply pumps and valves for use at Ferrexpo’s Poltava iron ore mine in Ukraine.

Weir Minerals will supply WARMAN pumps and ISOGATE valves for use in the transportation of tailings at the site, which is currently undergoing a significant modernisation as part of a capital expenditure programme. On-going repair and maintenance services will also be supplied by Weir Minerals from its service centre in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. The order is due to be delivered in 2014.

Ferrexpo’s Poltava site is an open pit mine producing 30Mt/y of iron ore. The mine is 330m deep and 7km long. Ferrexpo is currently investing US$138 million to extend the life of the operation to 2038.

Viktor Lotous, CEO at Ferrexpo Poltava Mining, said: “Our Poltava operation is one of Europe’s largest iron ore mines. We believe that Weir Minerals’ pumps and valves will ensure minimum downtime as we look to maintain high productivity levels over the coming years.

“We were impressed by the wide use of WARMAN pumps and ISOGATE valves for tailings across Europe and Ukraine, which demonstrates their suitability for Ferrexpo’s operations at FPM. An additional benefit for us is the proximity of Weir Minerals’ service centre in Krivoy Rog.”

Tony G Locke, managing director at Weir Minerals Europe, added: “Ferrexpo required a complex solution and the versatility, reliability and ease of maintenance of WARMAN pumps and ISOGATE valves will provide this. The valves on order, at up to 40” (1m), will be some of the largest in use in the world, which speaks volumes of the size of the operation at Ferrexpo Poltava Mining and Weir Minerals’ expertise in this area.”

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