Kevitsa nickel / copper concentrator project

Kevitsa nickel / copper concentrator project

Rovaniemi, Finland

Project facts

Project Type: Engineering and project services for nickel/copper concentrator project

Client: Kevitsa Mining (First Quantum Minerals Ltd)

Total Investment: estimated 400 million USD

Start-up: target 2012

Development of one of the world's major undeveloped sulphide nickel deposits and one of the largest mineral discoveries in Finland's history

Within the scope of its service contract, Pöyry supports FQML (First Quantum Minerals Ltd.) to meet their project targets that include sound safety practises and compliance with environmental regulations. Pöyry is providing engineering and project services for Kevitsa nickel/copper concetrator project. Kevitsa nickel kobolt mine is located 140 kilometres north of Rovaniemi, in Finnish Lapland. It is one of the world's largest undeveloped sulphide nickel deposits with important copper, cobalt and platinum by-product credits.

The total investment cost for the whole mine project is an estimated USD 400 million. Commercial production of the minerals is expected to begin in mid 2012.