Sotkamo Silver commence open-pit mining and underground works with Tapojärvi Oy

Fri 28 Sep 2018 10:03:00 AM EEST

Sotkamo Silver has signed an agreement with Tapojärvi Oy for loading, hauling and mining and ore transport to the enrichment plant in connection with the mining operations in Silver Mine. The duration of the contract is 4.5 years and has a value of at least EUR 60 million. The works begin in October 2019.

Tapojärvi Oy is a company specialising in the mining services and industrial processes, materials handling and recycling. Approximately 700,000 tonnes of Tapojärvi’s products a year are a circular use of industrial by-products. Tapojärvi is also a mining subcontractor in several mines as an integral part of the production. Tapojärvi employs more than 400 people, and subcontractors employ some 150 people.

"I am glad that experienced company which has specialised in the mining production and circulation economy is now of partner with the significant contact. Tapojärvi has the wide and extensive experience in the mining industry and mining contract work. The high technological expertise of Tapojärvi give a solid base to our co-operation”, says Timo Lindborg, CEO of Sotkamo Silver AB.

"It's great to get involved in developing the Kainuu mining industry together with Sotkamo Silver. We worked together already in the project phase and now we continue with the versatile supply chain model. It's striking to be part of the opening of the new mine from the beginning of the operation", continues Tapojärvi Oy's Operational Director Martti Kaikkonen.

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