The Warman pumps and Isogate valves from Weir Minerals will be used to transport tailings at the site. Weir Minerals will also provide ongoing repair and maintenance services will also be supplied by from its service centre in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine.
Ferrexpo’s Poltava site is an open pit mine producing 30 million tonnes of iron ore per year. Ferrexpo is currently investing US$138 million to extend the life of the operation to 2038.
Viktor Lotous, CEO at Ferrexpo Poltava Mining, said: “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 (Ferrexpo Poltava Mining). An additional benefit for us is the proximity of Weir Minerals’ service centre in Krivoy Rog.”