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First Quantum Minerals, Kevitsa

The mining company First Quantum Minerals Ltd. constructed a concentrator for their mine in Kevitsa, Sodankylä. The building work began in April 2011 and was completed a year later, in April 2012. The mine produces circa 85 000 tonnes of nickel concentrate and 70 000 tonnes of copper concentrate per year. The concentrator has a capacity of 5 million tonnes.

Fineweld Ltd delivered the piping installations for the
plant and the tailings management facility for the Kevitsa concentrator. The delivery included a total of 120 tons of steel structures, as well as 50 km of pipelines consisting of PE100, carbon steel, stainless steel and rubber backed and ceramic-lined pipes. The total investment was worth circa 400 million U.S. dollars.