Canada-based Champion Iron’s subsidiary Quebec Iron Ore (QIO) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Metso for the maintenance of equipment as part of a lifecycle services (LCS) contract.
With the three-year deal, QIO will have maximum availability of equipment to meet production targets for the Bloom Lake Iron Mine near Fermont, Quebec.
Metso Canada Services Sales VP Jean Hebert said: “It’s been a privilege to take on the challenge of identifying and customizing our offer in order to meet the goals and objectives of QIO.
“We are proud of this partnership and committed to working with the QIO team to deliver a successful project.”
Depending on the customer’s needs, LCS handles the entire range of services Metso provides and sorts them into tailored packages, ranging from the basics to more complete solutions.
Packages are equipped to cover a single-event shutdown or span multiple years, measured against strict key performance indicators (KPI).
Champion is focused on developing its ore resources in the south end of the Labrador Trough in Quebec.
Metso provides equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries.