Metso to supply crushing and screening system to Brazil

By Richard High23 October 2008

Metso Minerals is to supply a complete crushing and screening system to Construtora Norberto Odebrecht for the Santo Antônio hydroelectric power project in Brazil's Rondônia State.

The delivery will be completed by the end of the first financial quarter, 2009.

The value of the order is approximately € 7 million (US$ 9 million) and is included in Metso Minerals' Third Quarter 2008 Orders Received figures.

The order comprises a complete crushing and screening system, consisting of two primary crushers, a secondary cone crusher, two tertiary cone crushers, and an impact crusher for fine crushing. Metso will also supply several semi-mobile screens, vibrating feeders, vibrating chutes and conveyors. The order includes design, engineering, supervision of assembly and commissioning services, as well as the training of the plant operators.

The system will be used to produce aggregates for the Santo Antônio hydroelectric power plant on the Madeira River near the city of Porto Velho. The power plant will be constructed by the Consortium CSAC (Consorcio Santo Antônio Civil) and Odebrecht is the leading company in the consortium.

The new system will be capable of processing 880 tonnes of aggregates per hour and will produce four types of end products for the infrastructure and construction of the hydroelectric power plant.

Founded in 1945, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht is a Brazilian engineering and construction organization with worldwide operations. It develops and administrates infrastructure projects focusing on public and private partnerships and concessions.

In 2007, the company's net sales totalled BRL 31.4 billion (US$ 14.7 billion), and currently employs about 59000 people.

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