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MEI Online: Plant Operation News: Europe: November 1st 2006


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:: Boliden Doubles Ore Production at Aitik and Creates one of the World's Most Efficient Mines

Boliden's Board of Directors approved today an investment of SEK 5.2 billion in expanding operations at the Aitik copper mine outside Gällivare. The investment will involve, among other things, building a modern new concentrator that will double ore production capacity from 18 million tonnes to 36 million tonnes. Other benefits offered by the investment include:

  • Improved competitiveness and a substantially lower cash cost
  • A tripling of ore reserves from 219 to 630 million tonnes
  • An extension of the mine's lifespan from 2016 to 2025
  • Increased production of copper, gold and silver, and new production of molybdenum
  • Improved environmental performance
  • The potential for further expansion in the future




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