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New Metso plant for Franzefoss Pukk AS

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Fully automated crushing and screening solution boosts capacity at Steinskogen Quarry

NORWEGIAN aggregates producers Franzefoss Pukk AS are to upgrade the capacity of their Steinskogen Quarry, near Oslo, with a new, fully automated crushing and screening installation from Metso, to help meet the company’s long-term growth targets.

With full production scheduled for March 2015, the new installation will include the design, fabrication, installation and commissioning of secondary and tertiary crushing and screening plant and equipment at Steinskogen.

In addition to the fully automated crusher and screening installation, designed to monitor and simplify the control of the operation, the new plant will be equipped with an automated truck-loading station as well as conveyors and ancillaries for the handling and storage of material.

With a target capacity of 375 tonnes/h, the new secondary plant will utilize one HP400 cone crusher and two TS5.2 screens to produce railway ballast and 4/16 and 16/32 basalt aggregate end products, while the tertiary stage will utilize two HP4 cone crushers and two TS4.2 screens to produce several fractions destined for concrete and asphalt end use.

‘In depth analysis of the customers’ needs, close collaboration with Franzefoss to position the tailor-made installation, and confidence in Metso’s crushing and screening solutions paved the way to this new order,’ said Eirik Brekke, vice-president of Metso Mining and Construction’s Scandinavia sales area.

Franzefoss Pukk AS are one of the major aggregate producers in Norway with an annual production of 4 million tonnes from 12 different sites.

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