Valmet signs a two-year service agreement with Karara Mining in Australia

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release on December 15, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. EET 

Valmet and Karara Mining Ltd have signed a two-year service agreement for the delivery of filter cloths for tailings filtration to Karara’s mine in Western Australia.

The agreement is effective as of November 1, 2022. The value of the agreement will not be disclosed.

The agreement ensures that Karara Mining has filter cloths for tailings filtration always available and provides support in maximizing the reliability of the process.

“We have been cooperating with Valmet for years and have run several trials with their cloths. We trust their product quality, expertise, and excellent customer service. Tailings management today is at the core of our operations. In order to be sustainable in the mining sector, there are no compromises in respect to tailings,” says Gavin Kelly, Production Manager at Karara Mining.

“It has been a privilege to work closely with Karara to find the right filter cloths for their process. With Valmet Press Filter Fabrics, both the cloth lifetime and the productivity of their tailings plant have increased significantly. I’m happy to see that we have been able to support Karara in reaching their sustainability targets,” says Michael Murphy, Product Sales Manager, Australia, Asia Pacific, Valmet.

Information about the agreement

In addition to a continuous stock holding of Valmet Press Filter Fabrics in Perth corresponding to a four months’ usage, the agreement includes regular technical, R&D and continuous improvement service site visits by a Valmet filtration expert. There is also potential for including Smart Cloth Monitoring – a Valmet Industrial Internet application – to optimize filtration performance.

About the customer

Karara is the largest mining operation and the first major magnetite mine in the Mid-West region of Western Australia. It produces a premium, high-grade concentrate product for export to steelmakers at a design production rate of 8 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa). The operation includes a large open pit mine, complex ore processing, beneficiation plant, significant infrastructure and logistics networks.

Corporate Communications 

For further information, please contact: 
Michael Murphy, Product Sales Manager, Australia, Asia Pacific, Valmet, tel. +61 436 100 033

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. Our 17,500 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. The combined company’s net sales in 2021 was approximately EUR 4.5 billion based on the respective company figures.  

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.    

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