Technical Visit

During the NPCW tutorial and workshop days there will be two opportunities for NPCW participants to visit the recently constructed mini-pilot beneficiation plant of the Oulu Mining School (OMS):

Tutorial days:                 Tuesday 20th August, 17.00-18.00
NPCW days:                   Thursday 22nd August, 17.00-18.00


The continuous mini-pilot beneficiation plant of the OMS
is a unique, university-based research platform for sustainable mining and mineral engineering. The 14 metre-long process line covers the whole beneficiation chain typical in most Finnish mines. The mini-pilot plant both optimizes the use of resources, and minimizes production costs as well as overall impacts on the environment. The beneficiation plant may be used for sulphide ore studies and education. However, the plant has great potential for a variety of different applications.

The mini-pilot innovation environment is used for education and research functions of the University of Oulu. Mining companies are a key target audience for the plant. The mini-pilot investment was funded by the University of Oulu and the Council of Oulu Region (from the European Regional Development Fund). Outotec Oyj together with Geological Survey of Finland has been the main planner and equipment supplier. Schneider Electric has delivered and supported electrification and automation.

For more information on OMS and the mini-pilot please write to: