Paakkola Conveyors, specialising in conveyor systems for mining and basic industries, has landed three major contracts in Norway.
Paakkola will provide an infeed conveyor for Norcem AS’s cement plant in Kjøpsvik, northern Norway. The conveyor will be used to transfer products from manufacturing to packaging. The companies have co-operated since the 1990s.
In addition, Paakkola will manufacture a conveyor for shredded household waste which safeguards the material on its way to be combusted and used for energy production by the cement plant.
— Thanks to our innovation, even difficult-to-handle waste is always automatically transferred back onto the conveyor, which means there is no contact with the waste, and labour-intensive cleaning is eliminated, says Antti Valta, Manager, Paakkola Conveyor Services.
Both deliveries are full scope, from planning to installation and servicing. The deliveries are estimated to be completed in the course of this year.
A third contract encompasses a conveyor belt delivery to LKAS in the Port of Narvik. The 50-metre-long conveyor will be delivered by the end of this year.
The value of the orders will not be disclosed.
During the year, the Tervola-based Paakkola has conquered new territory, with deliveries by its component plant to Brazil and Turkey, in addition to the Nordic countries. The company points to the 13.5-tonne conveyor drum delivery to the Swedish company LKAB as an example of their know-how.
— There are only a few drums of this size in the Nordic countries, and the manufacturers are often from major mining countries such as Australia, South Africa and Canada. This puts Paakkola in the category of global suppliers who are able to deliver drums and components that demand a high level of special expertise for the needs of their customers, says Valta.