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Mining

Boliden Kevitsa

Open pit mine in one of Finland's biggest mineral deposit areas

The Kevitsa open-pit mine in northern Finland was acquired by Boliden in June 2016. The operation, which comprises a mine and a concentrator, went into operation in 2012 and is thus still in its ramp-up phase. The ore concentrates are supplied to our own smelting plant in Harjavalta and to external customers. The Kevitsa deposit – first discovered in 1987 – is one of the largest ever mineral discoveries in Finland. Currently, Kevitsa has 380 employees who work together with around 200 contractors.

Kevitsa in figures

  • Established: 2012
  • Acquired: 2016
  • Operating profit: 166 SEK m (2016)
  • Average number of employees: 380
  • Type of mine: open pit
  • Mine depth: 500 metres

Did you know that...

in Sweden, we've been mining ore and producing metal since the 11th century? In fact, much of our prosperity is based on the income that the Falun mine and iron mining in the Bergslagen region has generated since the Middle Ages, and by mining in Västerbotten and Norrbotten over the last hundred years.

Boliden Kevitsa production, 2016

In 2016, around 4,518 ktonnes of ore were processed into metal concentrates containing nickel, copper, gold, platinum and palladium.

Complete production figures can be found in the Annual Report.

 

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The digital mine

Our mines are among the safest in the world. Because automation allows us to make workplaces that are already safe even safer for our employees, our mines are becoming increasingly digitized. 

At Boliden, we are currently conducting a unique initiative to develop automation in mines. It is taking place in a cross-functional programme with employees from the entire group together with partners such as Volvo, Ericsson, Atlas Copco, Sandvik and ABB.

The goal is to keep production running non-stop round-the-clock, but the greatest gain is improved safety.

Contact us

Boliden Kevitsa

Kevitsantie 730, FIN-99670 Petkula

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Contact

Boliden Head Office

Boliden Group
Klarabergsviadukten 90
P.O. Box 44, SE-101 20 Stockholm
Tel: + 46 8 610 15 00
Fax: + 46 8 654 80 90