Metso Fully Automated Mobile Crushing Plant to Educate Future Miners

The Taivalkoski unit of Oulu Vocational College has established a new training program in mining and quarrying to serve the industry's growing need for skilled workforce. The Taivalkoski unit of Oulu Vocational College (OSAO) has invested in a fully automated, track-mounted Metso Lokotrack crushing plant. The plant will be used in education, and it will be inaugurated in October. OSAO is the first educational institution in Finland to provide a fully automated, mobile crushing plant for its students.

The track-mounted Metso Lokotrack plant at Taivalkoski consists of an LT106 primary crushing unit, an LT200HP secondary crushing unit and an ST3.5 mobile screen. The plant is equipped with IC series process control, which is integrated into the Metso DNA plant automation system.

The new degree program in mining and quarrying began in August 2013 at Oulu Vocational College's Taivalkoski unit. The training emphasizes working methods, tools, and machinery management. The need for this training program arose some five years ago, as the mining boom in Finland took off.

The Oulu Region Vocational College OSAO is a multi-industry vocational college with 11,300 students. Its educational facilities are located in the Oulu region and in Northeastern Finland. OSAO is managed by the Oulu Region Joint Educational Authority (Osekk).

For more information, visit www.metso.com.

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