Mining and smelting company Boliden has chosen industrial machinery company Metso to provide equipment for a new surface crushing station at the Aitik copper mine in northern Sweden.

The supply comprises two primary gyratory crushers, two rock breakers, two apron feeders, chutes, conveyors, spare and wear parts, engineering and installation.

The order is included in Metso's Q3 orders received, with its value not currently revealed.

Boliden's Aitik copper mine is located north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden, with large quantities of rock mined and transported at its open-pit. 

"The deposit contains chalcopyrite and pyrite yielding copper, gold and silver."

The deposit contains chalcopyrite and pyrite yielding copper, gold and silver.

Metso minerals capital business line president João Ney Colagrossi said: "Metso and Boliden have cooperated since the 1960s. Our previous deliveries to Aitik include two autogenous mills, which, at that time, were the largest ever supplied by Metso.

"Since 2012, Metso and Aitik have also had a performance-based cost-per-tonne service agreement, where Metso ensures the availability of the grinding circuit and is rewarded according to the output of the process.

"The newly signed contract for the delivery of key equipment for the new surface crushing station is yet another step forward in deepening the collaboration."