Northland Signs Agreement with Pöyry for Engineering and Construction Support for Kaunisvaara Project
Luxembourg, April 28, 2011: Northland Resources S.A. (TSX: NAU, OSE: NAUR, Frankfurt: NPK - "Northland" or "the Company") is pleased to announced that an agreement between Northland and Pöyry Sweden AB ("Pöyry") was signed for the supply of a team that will supplement and support Northland's existing management to lead the engineering and construction phase of the Kaunisvaara Iron Ore Project. The agreement was signed in Luleå by Shane Williams, Vice President, Projects and Per Lundström, Vice President, Pöyry Sweden AB.
"I see this as a key agreement for the Kaunisvaara Project," said Karl-Axel Waplan, President & Chief Executive Officer of Northland. "Support from experienced and skilled personnel from Pöyry is important to Northland as we work to keep the time lines for the engineering and construction phase of the Project and as work is coordinated with the process supplier Metso and the construction company."
With the aim of reducing execution risk for the Kaunisvaara Project, Pöyry brings a team with key skills and experience in engineering and construction of large scale projects. Pöyry also has in-depth expertise in mining projects in northern Sweden and Finland. It is currently working with First Quantum Minerals Ltd. in the development of its Kevitsa nickel project in Northern Finland.
The Kaunisvaara Iron Ore Project is located in Northern Sweden, approximately 100 km north of the Arctic Circle, in the municipality of Pajala. After the completion, the annual capacity of the process plant will be 12 million tons of dry iron ore and 5 million tons of iron ore concentrate.
Northland is a development-stage mining company with a portfolio of iron ore projects in northern Sweden and Finland. The Company's Kaunisvaara Project will exploit magnetite iron ore deposits, feeding a single, multi-line processing facility in Sweden. The process yields a very high-grade, high-quality magnetite iron concentrate. The Company is also preparing a Definitive Feasibility Study for the Hannukainen Iron Ore Copper Gold Project in northern Finland.
Pöyry is a global consulting and engineering company dedicated to balanced sustainability and responsible business. With quality and integrity at our core, we deliver best-in-class management consulting, total solutions, and design and supervision. Our in-depth expertise extends to the fields of energy, industry, urban and mobility and water and environment. Pöyry has 7,000 experts and a local office network in about 50 countries. www.poyry.com
On Behalf of the Board
President & CEO
Northland Resources S.A.
For more information, please contact:
Karl-Axel Waplan, President & CEO: +46 705 104 239
Marguerite Manshreck-Head, Investor Relations, Canada: + 1 647 224 7882
Anders Antonsson, Vice President, Investor Relations: +46 709 994 970
Or visit our website: www.northland.eu
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)