Nordic Bulk has been awarded a letter of intent for the Engebø Rutile and Garnet Project’s processing plant in Sogn og Fjordane.

Nordic Bulk AS has been awarded a letter of intent by Nordic Mining (Nordic Rutile AS) for the delivery of the processing plant to Engebø Rutile and Garnet Project. The intention is for Nordic Bulk to be awarded the EPC contract and take responsibility for the development and delivery of the entire processing plant for the project. The EPC contract has a potential of SEK 5-600 million and will be developed and negotiated by the fall of 2021.

The chosen solution has been developed in collaboration with Nordic Mining ́s project team over a period of about 3 years. We have succeeded in finding a cost-effective solution with a relatively short construction time, without compromising on quality. The delivery consists of a coarse crushing plant that will be located inside the mountain near the mine in Engebøfjellet. The processing plant is located by the Førdefjord and consists of a fine crushing plant, wet process plant, dry process plant, storage tanks, ship unloaders and a whole series of conveyor belts and elevators between the various sections. The various facilities are delivered with associated buildings. Start-up of the processing plant is scheduled for Q1 2024, with delivery and installation in the second half of 2023.

“For us, this is a unique opportunity to use the full range of expertise we have built up over almost 30 years in the industry,” says CEO Peder Egeland. He is grateful for the trust and is pleased that a Norwegian supplier has been chosen. This is the largest contract we have ever been awarded and will result in doubled sales in the coming years. The contract will lead to new jobs and gives us an opportunity to grow and take on larger assignments in a growing market both in Norway and abroad. We are committed to maintaining our presence with existing customers and building facilities for both large and small customers. “It is important for us to maintain the good cooperation with the customers who have been with us for many years while we continue to build the organization,” says Egeland.

General manager Peder Egeland

Nordic Bulk AS supplies plants to the mining and minerals industry, such as crushed stone and gravel pits, smelters, recycling plants and mining operations. The company is headquartered in Forus (Sandnes) and has 32 employees, most of whom have extensive experience in the industry. The company was established in 1993 and had sales of NOK 183 million in 2020. The customers are mainly Norwegian, but in recent years several jobs have come from the Scandinavian countries and most recently an order from the UK.
The company focuses on delivering high-quality facilities with tomorrow’s solutions that include digitalization and automation for more efficient operations. The goal is to be able to notify the operator of undesirable incidents before they actually happen.
Nordic Bulk AS has a large stock of spare parts for the industry.

In order to complete the project delivery on time and with high quality, we have entered into cooperation with three Norwegian suppliers; Tau Mek AS, Einar Øgrey Farsund AS and Imtas Prosjekt AS.

Our partners:

Tau Mek Verksted AS

Tau Mek Verksted AS (TMV) is a sheet metal and welding workshop located in Nordmarka Industriområde in Strand municipality. The company has over 40 years of experience in the production of large steel structures and specializes in silo systems for the cement and mining industry. The company is locally owned and has around 25 employees.

“We greatly appreciate the confidence shown in us by signing a letter of intent with Nordic Bulk for deliveries to the Engebø project. The project will be the largest in our company’s 45-year history and will ensure production for over 2 years. We have good experience from previous projects with Nordic Bulk and are confident that we will achieve a good collaboration”, says CEO Einar Moen.

Einar Øgrey Farsund AS

Einar Øgrey Farsund AS was established in 1969 and has had heavy industry in Lister and southern Norway as its main customers since the start. The company has a large mechanical workshop in Farsund, and can offer all mechanical disciplines. The company has a design department that develops new machines and equipment, and models products to customer specifications. Since 2005, the company has built up solid expertise in the installation of HVDC systems and has carried out major installation jobs in many countries around the world. The company has 80-100 of its own employees and collaborates with other companies when more personnel are needed.

“The job is important to us. It’s bigger than the jobs we normally do, but it builds on the expertise we’ve built up over many years. Design, 3D modeling and strength calculations are the starting point for the work, after which everything will be part-produced. Assembly and installation of the process equipment will be challenging, but a great opportunity to use our expertise to build a large, important factory for an exciting customer!”

IMTAS Prosjekt AS (a company in the IMTAS Group)

IMTAS is a service and project contractor within industry, aquaculture, building and construction. Interdisciplinary deliveries with absolute requirements for HSE and implementation capacity have become the company’s specialty. With engineering, fabrication and installation resources in-house, IMTAS is a safe and secure choice.

“The significance of this job for IMTAS is entirely positive. Participation in such a large industrial establishment as the Engebø project shows that IMTAS has the necessary expertise and capacity. It is good to be able to utilize the internal synergies through this multi-disciplinary contract. The project will give us a lot of activity for a long time to come and we look forward to a good collaboration with Nordic Bulk.”