Russian gold miner Pavlik Gold has selected Finnish industrial machinery company Metso to supply key crushing and grinding equipment for its ore processing plant in Magadan, International Mining reported last week.
The Pavlik gold ore processing plant started operations in 2015. It is currently producing approximately seven tons of gold per year.
Metso’s equipment is expected to enable the plant to double its ore processing capacity as well as increase gold production.
“We greatly value our long-term cooperation with Pavlik Gold, where Metso’s equipment has been in use already for several years,” said Alexey Muzychkin, Metso senior vice-president for Russia and CIS “We are sure that the experience and technical competence of both companies in this type of projects will help us rapidly achieve the goals.”
Under the contract, Metso will deliver the primary crushing station with a Nordberg C160 jaw crusher, one semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill and two ball mills with a total installed power of over 20MW.
The contract is valued at about $27 million and is booked under Metso’s orders received in first quarter of this year.