Metso´s comprehensive in-the-pit solutions (ITPS) trim the operations by optimising the entire process - from design to selection of machinery and to production. This results in a savings of water and energy, and a cost reduction of up to 35 per cent. Metso´s sophisticated ITPS offering includes concept and feasibility studies, design and engineering, equipment and systems, procurement and commissioning as well as maintenance and operation. The ITPS can also be connected to Metso´s tailored Life Cycle Services (LCS) contracts. Metso can supply both fully mobile and semi-mobile in-the-pit crushing systems as well as conveying and material handling solutions to cater for different types of demand.
´The mining industry is continuously exploring not only new ways to mine at lower cost, but also new sustainable methods, technologies, and systems. Transportation of ore and waste is one of those areas: it can account for up to 50-60 per cent of the operating cost of mining. If truck haulage can be minimised, significant savings can be achieved,´ said Erik Isokangas, Director, Metso In-the-pit Solutions.