7th May 2022
Tapojärvi Oy has agreed with Outokumpu on two significant contracts at the Kemi underground chromite mine. The agreements were signed on April 28, 2022 in Tornio, Finland.
The agreements are a continuation of Outokumpu’s and Tapojärvi’s long-term cooperation at the Kemi mine regarding equipment and excavation work. The contracts took effect on May 1, 2022. The equipment contract concerns the construction and maintenance of the entire Kemi underground mine infrastructure.
The excavation contract includes rear-end and support work in preparation for production. The contracts are valid for more than three years and employ a total of about 80 people.
The contractor said they agreements reached are important for continuity. In the agreements, the requirements for the development of safety and productivity have also been set to a new level, says Martti Kaikkonen, Chief Operating Officer of Tapojärvi.
“We are looking for a synergy advantage between different contracts. We are better able to take care of the safety, efficiency and quality of all our contracts when we are responsible for the best possible condition of the mine’s infrastructure,” said Anssi Rytkönen, Director of Mining Operations at Tapojärvi.
The original article can be found on the international mining website