Somincor phase of expansion has been designed to enable us to ramp up easily to a second phase of expansion. The plan is to double our capacity once again to two million tons of zinc ore by 2013, and this will make us one of the biggest zinc producers in Europe," Andreatidis says. " We are currently in the last stages of the pre-feasibility study for this. There will also be some minor infrastructure upgrades to do, and we will need to building new galleries and access ramps; and the rest into an ambitious plan to quadruple the capacity of the zinc plant over the next three years. The first phase of expansion at the plant is a ? 43 million investment in grinding, flotation and filtering equipment, which will double the processing capacity to one million tons a year. This is due to come online in the second half of next year. " All the equipment and building space in this first February 10 www. bus- ex. com 33 Aker Wirth is proud to be selected by Somincor- Lundin Mining as the piston diaphragm pump supplier for its tailings system. Golder Associates UK, the tailings system engineer for Somincor, selected Aker Wirth as its preferred supplier. Aker Wirth also received a second tailing pump order before commissioning of the first pump, highlighting our positive relationship with Golder and Somincor. Aker Wirth Golder Paste Technology Ltd. ( Golder PasteTec) is proud to have assisted Somincor at its Neves- Corvo mine site by providing sustainable engineered solutions which have supported its ongoing operations. From Golder PasteTec's UK office, we work in partnership with Golder Associates' mining services groups in order to provide fully integrated mining services directly to our European clients. Golder Paste Technology Ltd.