Metso will supply a complete greenfield quarry plant to the Colas Group in France. The large scale delivery includes primary, secondary and tertiary stations with service maintenance contracts for inspection and extended guarantees. The aggregate produced in the quarry is mainly destined for road construction. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso’s solution embraces the customer’s high health and safety commitment with low environmental impact compared to less modern quarry plants. The state-of-the-art crushing and screening system incorporates substantial savings in energy, production, transportation and maintenance costs with safe and environmentally friendly solutions.

RESPONSIBLE PARTNERSHIP THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS “Tailored solutions for high-end output, reduced costs with energy-efficient machines and automated treatment are the major benefits we are delivering to our customer with this supply. Colas wanted not just a supplier, but a responsible partner for their investment. We’ve set an ambitious target and we’re confident in achieving it,” sums up Philippe Portevin, Sales Director, France, Mining and Construction, Metso.

“It’s been a long road but the spirit and close collaboration which has dominated this project from the outset supports our enthusiasm in concluding the contract today with Metso,” commented the Colas Centre Ouest management team on the day of signature.

“Building a solid work relationship from feasibility to design has been key to the process bringing savings in time, efficiency and total cost of ownership to our customer,” adds François Wintergerst, Business Manager, MPS Crusher Systems, Mining and Construction, Metso.

The order is included in Mining and Construction’s second quarter 2013 orders received with delivery scheduled for second quarter of 2015.


The installation includes numerous Metso machines with the atest technology in hard rock applications: a C160 jaw crusher, a HP500 cone crusher, two HP6 cone crushers, more than 12 vibrating machines from TS, CVB and VF range completed with more than 2,000 metres of Metso conveyors.


The full engineering scope of the installation includes a truck loading station, automation and power, 2,000-tonne steel structures, plateworks, de-dusting, erection and commissioning for a targeted 1.5 million tonnes/year and equipped with 4,000kW installed power.

The Colas Group is a leader in the construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure. With 63,000 employees in nearly 50 countries on five continents, the Group performs 100,000 projects each year via 800 works centres and 1,400 materials production sites. In 2012, Colas posted €13 billion of consolidated revenue (44% outside of France). Net profit attributable to the Group amounted to €302 million.

Metso’s mining and construction professionals specialize in always bringing the right technology, processes, machinery and services to our customers in the aggregates production, construction, mining and minerals processing and in metal and waste recycling.