The new plant is being built by Swedish mining company Boliden and replaces an existing facility, doubling capacity from 1.3 million to 2.5 million tonnes of metal ores per year.
 
Under a £1.3 million contract, Weir Minerals will supply the majority of the pumps for the plant, including a wide range of types and sizes to handle the full spectrum of flow rates, pressure requirements and slurry consistencies.
 
Pump delivery will begin immediately, with installation and commissioning work scheduled to take place from spring to autumn 2013.
 
Tony Locke, managing director of Weir Minerals Europe, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Boliden and over the years have supplied equipment to their Atik and Tara sites as well as the company’s first location in Boliden itself. However, this is by far our biggest agreement to date and it is the result of the increase in the breadth of our offering and the depth of our customer service support in recent years.”