FLSmidth has been awarded contracts from Vale Inco for the supply of comminution and sedimentation equipment for the Voisey’s Bay (now known as Vale Inco Newfoundland and Labrador) processing plant project in Long Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada. Currently concentrate from Vale Inco Newfoundland and Labrador is being shipped to Vale Inco’s Ontario Operations in Sudbury and Manitoba Operations in Thompson, Manitoba for processing. A commercial processing plant is scheduled to commence operation in Newfoundland in 2013. The scope of supply includes two FLSmidth ball mills (one concentrate, and one limestone grinding system), and 13 Eimco thickeners and clarifiers which will be used as part of the hydrometallurgical flowsheet for recovering nickel, copper and cobalt.In June 2002, Vale Inco, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Vale Inco Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador jointly announced an agreement in principle on a $1.9 billion plan to develop the Vale Inco Newfoundland and Labrador deposit (Voisey’s Bay). The negotiated agreements entered into in early October 2002 consisted of a Development Agreement and an Industrial and Employment Benefits Agreement. Three years later, in the fall of 2005, operations in Labrador came onstream some eight months ahead of schedule.FLSmidth’s Salt Lake City and Bethlehem offices in the US are working closely with the engineering and construction company Fluor in Canada, to provide the engineering, design and supply of all key components as well as pre-assembly for shipment to site, erection supervision and commissioning. This project highlights FLSmidth’s extensive experience in providing very large, innovative, pre-assembled process technology that will reduce construction time and installation costs.