French plant order for Metso
Finnish manufacturer to supply new crushing and screening plant to Colas Centre Ouest
METSO will supply a complete ‘green field’ quarry plant to the Colas Group in France. The large-scale delivery includes primary, secondary and tertiary stations with service maintenance contracts for inspection and extended guarantees. The aggregate produced in the quarry will be mainly destined for road construction.
Metso’s solution embraces the customer’s strong commitment to health and safety, together with low environmental impact compared with less-modern quarry plants. The state-of-the-art crushing and screening plant will yield substantial savings in energy, production, transportation and maintenance costs with safe and environmentally friendly solutions.
The installation will comprise Metso machines with the latest technology in hard rock applications, including: a C160 jaw crusher (pictured); HP500 cone crusher; two HP6 cone crushers; and more than 12 vibrating machines from the TS, CVB and VF range.
There will also be more than 2,000m of Metso conveyors, a truck loading station, 2,000 tonnes of steel structures, plateworks, de-dusting, and 4,000kW of installed power for the commissioning of a plant, which is capable of achieving a targeted 1.5 million tonnes a year.
Philippe Portevin, sales director for Metso’s mining and construction in France, said: ‘Tailored solutions for high-end output, reduced costs with energy-efficient machines and automated treatment are the major benefits we are delivering to our customer with this supply. Colas wanted not just a supplier, but also a responsible partner for their investment. We’ve set an ambitious target and we’re confident in achieving it.’
The Colas Group are a leader in the construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure. With 63,000 employees in nearly 50 countries on five continents, the company performs 100,000 projects each year via 800 works centres and 1,400 materials production sites.