Metso to Supply Grinding Equipment to Worsley in Australia

Metso Minerals will supply grinding equipment to Worsley Alumina in Western Australia. The start-up for the equipment is during the fi rst half of 2011. The value of the order is approximately EUR 5 million.

The order is included in Metso's second quarter order backlog.
The order comprises one rod mill of 14' in diameter and 20' in length, one ball mill of 14' in diameter 23.5 in length. The grinding mills are an integral part of Worsley Alumina's Effi ciency and Growth expansion project. The project will increase annual capacity of the Worsley refi nery from 3.5 to 4.6 million tonnes per annum. At the refi nery, alumina is extracted from bauxite. The refi ned alumina is transported by rail to port in Bunbury, where it is loaded for export. Worsley Alumina is a joint venture partnership between BHP Billiton (86%), Japan Alumina Associates(Australia) (10%) and Sojitz Alumina (4%).

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its almost 27,000 employees in approximately 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.

For further information, please contact:
Bill Breuer, Manager, Capital Equipment Sales, Australia, Metso Minerals,
tel. +61 8 9420 5509

Metso Minerals (Australia) Limited Level 2, 1110 Hay Street, West Perth, Western Australia 6005 AUSTRALIA,
Tel. +61 8 9420 5555, fax +61 8 9320 2500, E-mail:

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