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Metso Minerals Customer Newsletter No.

1, 2003

Mr Enrique Torregrosa, plant manager, is very satised with the revamped Santacruz quarry.

Santacruz, Spain

Complete revamp of limestone quarry


We are very happy with the modernized quarry. Now we are much more productive and can serve our customers with a better and wider selection of end products, says a satised Jos Andreo, manager of the Santacruz limestone quarry. The quarry was revamped recently with Metso Minerals equipment assisted by Holcims technical department under manager Jos Miguel Angueras supervision. The quarry, owned by Holcim ridos, S.L., lies between the cities of Murcia and Cartagena in southern Spain. Deciding in 2001 that they needed to upgrade, the company turned to Metso Minerals. The result was new jaw and impact crushers and new screens as well. Since the quarrys rock is limestone impact crushers proved the optimal solution in the secondary and tertiary stages. The quarrys products are marketed to construction and civil engineering companies working along the Mediterranean coastline. Higher production with new equipment The equipment upgrade includes a large assembly of Nordberg machinery: A C140 jaw crusher for the primary stage, an NP1520 impact crusher for the secondary stage, and a VI400 >

An aggregate of news for you


Dear Reader Welcome to Aggregates News, the rst in a new series of newsletters from Metso Minerals. After the merger of Nordberg and Svedala in September 2001, we have been thinking how the new Metso Minerals can improve its customer service. This newsletter is one way we can tell individual customers what is going on in our global business environment. >

Bertel Langenskild
to become president of Metso Minerals
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> vertical shaft impact crusher for the tertiary stage. The quarrys production capacity is now 400 tonnes per hour in a nine-hour shift with a workforce of six people. The end products include 0-3 mm, 0-5 mm, 3-8 mm, 8-12 mm, 12-15 mm, 25-40 mm, 40-70 mm and 0-40 mm aggregates.

To ensure the accuracy of our end products and their wide selection, we also purchased a number of Nordberg screens. After the primary stage, the crushed material is screened by a Nordberg CVB2060 3-deck primary screen with a screening area of 12 m2. We also have another two Nordberg CVB2060 2-deck screens and two 3-deck Nordberg Ellivar 13 screens, Mr Andreo describes. s

New crusher factory in China


Lion dancing and ribbon cutting were some of the most visible highlights when Metso Minerals opened a new crushing equipment manufacturing plant in Tianjin, on the east coast of China, on November 13, 2002. The factory specializes in small cone crushers and small portable crushing units. Metso Minerals was the rst foreign company to establish a crusher manufacturing plant in China in 1998. This rst plant is just a few blocks from the new factory, which is four times larger and has three times more manufacturing capacity. The new plant is expected to employ 50 people, most of them Chinese, by the end of 2003. The opening ceremony marked another milestone in Metso Corporations many recent investments in minerals processing, the paper industry and other process industries in China. The special guest of honour was Mr Benjamin Bassin, the Finnish Ambassador to China. s

A sturdy Nordberg C140 jaw crusher guarantees the performance of the primary crushing stage.

> The newsletter provides current and informative news about aggregates operations along with news about us at Metso Minerals and the products we offer. We will also use this news media to bring you news from other parts of Metso Corporation. We are well aware that the number of publications, both printed and electronic, is mushrooming. For this reason our newsletter is compact. Some of the articles, however, are marked with a reference to the Metso Minerals website if youd like a fuller view of the subject. Aggregates News will be published every two months, or six times a year, in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Chinese. This is our way of staying true to our slogan: We are close to the customer. Enjoy reading Metso Minerals Aggregates News. We look forward to any comments you might have. Please contact us at our website, www.metsominerals.com or by e-mail: minerals.info@metso.com

If you know a colleague or colleagues who might be interested in receiving a personal copy, please contact your nearest Metso Minerals ofce (locations on our website). Yrj Norri Vice President Marketing Communications Metso Minerals

Crushers for Chinese dam project


Metso Minerals has recently won a large order for crushing equipment in China: two LT140E primary crushing plants and two LL12 mobile conveyor systems, plus four NP1520 and two NP1315 impact crushers for the other crushing stages. The customer, Longtan Hydropower Development Ltd Co., will use the equipment to produce aggregates at a rate of 2000 t/h for the Hunghshui river hydropower dam project in Guangxi province, southwest China. The 192-m high and 750-m long dam will need roughly 7 million m3 of concrete. s

Cost-saving plant design


A key priority for Metso Minerals is to provide its customers with equipment that operates both reliably and with the lowest possible operating costs. A good example of this principle at work is the aggregates processing line of

Exhibitions & Fairs

Innovations & New Products

The eyes of the world turn to Paris


s Intermat, the equipment exhibition

Nordberg ST351 featuring SmartScreen technology


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traditionally held in Paris, is the single most important industry event this year for all who are interested in earthmoving, construction and civil engineering machines. The exhibition will take place in the Paris-Nord Exhibition Centre between 13 and 17 May 2003. Metso Minerals will be there of course with a strong presence and a series of new products to launch. One of the highlights is the Nordberg ST351 mobile screening plant featuring the latest SmartScreenTM technology. Metso Minerals will have two large stands, outside between halls 4 and 5 and indoors in hall 4. Outdoors, Metso Minerals will display several new products from its mobile crushing and screening units, while the indoor stand will include new products as well as a display on operation and maintenance services. Altogether, the companys Nordberg and Dynapac product ranges will cover almost 2,500 m2. Welcome to visit us at Intermat and enjoy Paris in the spring while youre there!

s Metso Minerals launches a new mobile screen, the Nordberg ST351 with revolutionary SmartScreen technology, at Intermat 2003 in Paris. SmartScreen refers to an intelligent controller in the Nordberg ST351 that monitors and adjusts the screen automatically to achieve optimum screening results. The controller maintains maximum screening efciency by controlling the feed rate The new Nordberg ST348 is the rst mobile screen in the market and screen performance. combining the highly advanced SmartScreenTM intelligent It also controls start-up controlling technology and new, modular design. The second and shut-down processes, model in this series, Nordberg ST351, will be displayed at the while carefully monitoring Intermat exhibition in Paris. all the key functions and components of the screen to ensure rates, accurate screening and multiple longevity and reliability. products are required. The Nordberg Nordberg track- or wheel-mounted ST351 is the second unit in the series mobile screening plants provide an following the lead set by the Nordberg ideal solution when high production ST348.
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Inclined screens with add-on exibility


s Nordberg IS series screens are a new range of inclined screens from Metso Minerals that benets from the latest advances in engineering design. Based on independent cross-beam and MV vibrators, the screens offer the end user an enormous range of possibilities. Metallic polyurethane or rubber meshes can be tted on the same unit without changing the screen deck arrangement. This screen can also be converted from a dry to wet application without any changes in the frame. All options come as addons, making this screen a highly economical solution. The IS Series screens are built in imperial dimensions for the US market.

SKB Sand- und Kiesbaggerei GmbH in Niederkassel, Germany. The primary screen usually installed to separate 0-2 mm sand from the gravel granulations was not needed in this installation. Instead, all fractions are produced entirely on a wet 3-deck screen, followed by a bucket wheel for dewatering the sand. The plant, which operates at 200 t/h, consists of only three machines and the belt conveyors required. s

IS Series screens are available in 14 models from 1500 x 4800 mm (5 x 16 ft) to 2400 x 6000 mm (8 x 20 ft).

News in Brief
Rock runs at Fabrita
s The Fabrita quarry in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul began production in late 2001. Metso Minerals has supplied a complete crushing and screening line to the quarry, including a Nordberg C100 jaw crusher, two Nordberg HP300 cone crushers and two Nordberg Ellivar 16 screens. Owned and operated by Concresul, the quarry processes 20,000 m3 of rock a month. According to Concresul director Pedro Reginato, Metso Minerals was chosen as the supplier because it offered the best quality and after-sales service. Production volume has been good and the machines have performed excellently, Mr Reginato summarizes.

Appointments
Bertel Langenskild to become president of Metso Minerals
s Metso Corporations Board of Directors has appointed Mr Bertel Langenskild (52), Msc (Eng.) President of Metso Minerals. He will also become a member of the Executive Board of Metso Corporation. Bertel Langenskild is currently the President and CEO of Fiskars Corporation, a Finnish metal and engineering company. Olli Vaartimo (52), MSc (Econ.), currently President of Metso Minerals, will become Executive Vice President and CFO of Metso Corporation. He will take up this position by May 1 2003.

Key Figures
Financial statements for 2002
s Metso Corporations nancial statements for 2002 were released on February 5, 2003. All gures reported are in euros. The Corporations net sales totaled 4,691 million (4,343 million in 2001). The operating prot was 167 million (246 million). Earnings per share was 0.48 (1.09). Metso Minerals net sales totaled 1,819 million (913 million). The increase from the last year was largely due to Svedala, which was acquired in September 2001, being included in Metso Minerals gures rst time for the whole year of 2002. Aftermarket and maintenance services accounted for 42 % of net sales. The elimination of overlapping functions and the dismantling of surplus manufacturing capacity were gradually beginning to reect in a streamlined cost structure towards the end of the year. The operating prot of Metso Minerals was 51.4 million or 2.8% of net sales (14.7 million or 1.4% of net sales). The order backlog at the end of the year was 474 million (499 million). At the end of 2002, Metso Minerals employed 10,784 people. Last year we built a strong platform for Metso Minerals growth. I look ahead with condence because I am sure that our performance will remain clearly positive, afrms Olli Vaartimo, the president of Metso Minerals.

New solution for sand dewatering


s This year Metso Minerals will install a process water recycling plant at the Wolkersdorf sand pit in southern Germany. The installation is the rst in which Metso Minerals combines a Lamella clarier and Decanter technologies. The customer, Sandvertriebs- und Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, produces special sands: ne sand, 0-2 mm sand, 0-4 mm sand and two gravel fractions. Decantering is the most economical solution for dewatering this huge slurry deposit because it requires only minimum space and operates at low cost.

s Mr Robert Lindstrm has been appointed Vice President, Service product line, one of the lines within the Wear Protection, Service and Parts (WSP) business line. The main responsibility of the Service product line is to develop WSPs service function. It is also charged with developing the Metso Future Care concept.

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Aggregates News Metso Minerals Customer Newsletter is published six times a year, free of charge, in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. To receive your personal copy, please contact your nearest Metso Minerals ofce. Source of addresses: Metso Minerals Customer database

Publisher: Metso Minerals Editor-in-Chief: Heikki Harri Contributors: Mrcia Boscarato, Liliane Boutin, Eduardo Diaz, Benjamin Hansbury, Eero Hmlinen, Jean-Michel Laguette, Ziqiang Li, Yrj Nakari, Jan Olofsson, Dieter Ratemeyer, Eliana Rodrguez, Albert Wang, Gnter Wittwer English editing: Andrew Gardiner Editing and design: Selander & Co. Communications Agency Printed by: Hmeen Kirjapaino 2003

Metso Minerals, part of Metso Corporation, is a global market leader in the rock and minerals processing industry. The company focuses on the supply and service of processes and related equipment. In September 2001, Metso Corporation acquired Svedala Industri AB, a global supplier of products for rock and minerals processing industries. The new Metso Minerals consists of the previous Nordberg and Svedala operations. The names Svedala, Nordberg, Trellex, Lindemann, Reedrill and Dynapac will continue as trademarks of Metso Minerals.