PÃ¶yry appointed to deliver EPCM services for concentrating plant expansion project at KittilÃ¤ gold mine
PÃ–YRY PLCÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Press release 17 May 2013 at 11:30 am
Agnico-Eagle Finland Oy has awarded PÃ¶yry a services contract, for the expansion
project for the concentrating plant and leaching process at KittilÃ¤ gold mine.
The contract is for the provision of a total EPCM service and PÃ¶yry will be
responsible for project management, engineering and procurement and construction
management. The project is an expansion to the existing operational mine. PÃ¶yry
also provided engineering and construction management services for the initial
development of the existing concentrating plant. Locally, the project will
employ around 100 people at the construction stage and 30 people in the
The Agnico-Eagle KittilÃ¤ mine is one of the largest known gold deposits in
Europe, with a gold reserve of nearly 5 million ounces. Currently, the mine
employs 400 people and 180 contractors. The KittilÃ¤ mine area contains several
open pit deposits and deep-lying ore is excavated from an underground mine. The
mine processes 3,000 tons of ore per day, and is expected to produce
approximately 150,000 ounces of gold per year. The gold is separated from the
ore by pressure leaching. The expansion will increase the production by 25 per
PÃ¶yry has extensive global experience of executing demanding projects. For the
mining industry, we deliver consulting, engineering and project services, as
well as ongoing operational services for the mine itself. Services include mine
feasibility, environmental impact, geology and beneficiation of ore.
The value of the order is not disclosed. The order was recognised within the
Industry business group's order stock in Q1/2013.
Vice President, Mining & Metals, Europe, PÃ¶yry
Tel. +358 10Â 334 9020
PÃ¶yry is an international consulting and engineering company. We serve clients
globally across the energy and industrial sectors and locally in our core
markets. We deliver strategic advisory and engineering services, underpinned by
strong project implementation capability and expertise. Our focus sectors are
power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, chemicals &
biorefining, mining & metals, transportation, water and real estate sectors.
PÃ¶yry has an extensive local office network employing about 6,500 experts.
PÃ¶yry's net sales in 2012 were EUR 775 million and the company's shares are
quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (PÃ¶yry PLC: POY1V).
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