FEM 2023 Sponsors
Main sponsor’s welcome
It is a great pleasure for us to welcome you all to the 14th Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining Conference to be held again at the beautiful Levi Ski Resort in Lapland, Finland.
After virtual event in 2021 we are very delighted to sponsor the face-to-face conference in Levi 2023. FEM has become the most significant exploration and mining industry event in Europe during last years. It is a perfect place to hear the latest news in exploration and mining industry as well as meet your colleagues.
Looking forward to a great conference and wishing you all good time in Levi.
Agnico Eagle Finland Oy
Agnico Eagle is a senior Canadian gold mining company that has produced precious metals since 1957. Its operating mines are located in Canada, Finland, Mexico and Australia. The company is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges.
The Kittilä mine is located in northern Finland, approximately 900 kilometres north of Helsinki and 150 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. We invest in reducing the environmental impact of our operations and in the continuous improvement of environmental management, such as water treatment and energy efficiency. We constantly invest also in new technologies such as automation and electric mining machinery and equipment.
Boliden is a metals company with a focus on sustainable development. Our roots are Nordic, our market global. Our core competence lies within the fields of exploration, mining, smelting and metal recycling. Boliden has around 6,000 employees and an annual turnover of SEK 70 billion. The share is listed in the Large Cap segment on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.
Boliden Kevitsa open pit mine is located 140 kilometers north of Rovaniemi in Sodankylä municipality. Kevitsa is a nickel – copper sulphide deposit with important gold, cobalt and platinum-group-metals by-product credits. In 2021, around 9.5 Mt of ore was mined and processed into nickel and copper concentrates. A target of 10 Mt milled ore was set for 2022. Metal production in 2021 was circa 13 000 tons of nickel and 29 000 tons of copper.
ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 130 years of excellence, ABB’s ~105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation. www.abb.com
Komatsu provides essential equipment, technologies and services for the construction, mining, forest, energy and manufacturing industries. The global service and distributor network support customer operations using the power of data and technology to help enhance safety, productivity, and performance. Suomen Rakennuskone Oy is the exclusive distributor of Komatsu machines in Finland. The sales representatives of Suomen Rakennuskone help in the optimal selection of equipment to customer requirements, warranty package and service and financing. The professional service of Suomen Rakennuskone provides product support throughout the life of the machine, original Komatsu spare parts and remote monitoring of machines using the KOMTRAX ™ telematic system. SRO also offers long-term rental and sale of used machines.
Kuniko is focused on the development of copper, nickel, and cobalt projects in Scandinavia and has expanded its interests to include prospects for lithium in Canada. Kuniko’s key assets are located in Norway and Canada.
Kuniko’s exploration is aimed at securing the needs for critical and strategically important battery metals, ethically sourced, to facilitate the energy transition and a low carbon future. Kuniko proactively works to both establish and conduct its activities in line with the highest standards of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) performance, and aspires to be a supplier of ethically and responsibly sourced battery metals, striving to achieve a net zero carbon footprint throughout exploration, development, and production of its projects.
LKAB is an international high-tech mining and minerals group that mines and upgrades the unique iron ore of northern Sweden for the global steel market. We are committed to developing carbon-free processes and products by 2045, leading the transformation of the iron and steel industry. Since 1890 we have developed through innovation and technological solutions and are driven forward by more than 4,500 employees in 12 countries. In 2022, the LKAB group had sales of about SEK 46,5 billion.
We are now embarking on the biggest change in our 130-year history. We have taken the lead in the global transformation of the iron and steel industry. We will set a new world standard for mining, produce carbon-free sponge iron and extract critical minerals to provide phosphorus and rare earth elements. Our exploration team ensures the supply of Mineral Resources to support these initiatives.
Sokli Oy is a fully owned subsidiary of Finnish Minerals Group, dedicated to maximizing the value of Finnish minerals in a responsible manner. Finnish Minerals Group is a special-purpose company wholly owned by the State of Finland with a task to develop the mining and battery industry in Finland.
Located in Eastern Lapland, Savukoski, Finland, Sokli is home to a globally unique mineral deposit that encompasses a vast array of valuable resources. In addition to the well-known phosphate and iron reserves, Sokli contains a wide range of minerals, including rare earth elements (REE), manganese, vermiculite, niobium, copper, and more. These resources are crucial for various industries, such as food production and the fight against climate change, while also supporting Europe’s drive for enhanced self-sufficiency in essential raw materials. Our current focus is on conducting a comprehensive assessment to unlock the full potential of the Sokli deposit and determine the sustainable and profitable mining operations.
Nordic Nickel Limited is an ASX-listed nickel developer holding a district-scale landholding of highly prospective nickel sulphide tenements in the world-class Central Lapland Greenstone Belt (CLGB) of Finland. Nordic Nickel’s nickel sulphide exploration program is focussed on two key projects, the flagship Pulju Project and the Maaninkijoki 3 Project.
Rupert Resources is a gold exploration and development company with an operating base in Sodankylä in Northern Finland and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “RUP.” The Company is focused on making and advancing discoveries of scale and quality with high margin and low environmental impact potential. The Company’s principal focus is Ikkari, a 4Moz gold discovery in Northern Finland which was first drilled in 2020. In 2022 the company published a preliminary economic assessment for the project. The study envisaged average gold production of 200,000 to 220,000 oz gold per annum over 20 years for an initial capital cost of USD405million with an average life of mine all in sustaining cost of USD759/oz. The team continues to explore for new discoveries with 60,000m of drilling planned for calendar 2023.
Rio Tinto Exploration. We are finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs. We were founded 150 years ago this year in Spain. We work in 35 countries – in mines, smelters and refineries, as well as in sales offices, data centres, research and development labs and in exploration.
Rio Tinto is committed to exploration and has a track record of discovery going back almost 70 years. Some of our operations, such as our bauxite mine in Weipa and our iron ore operations in the Pilbara started from Tier 1 greenfield discoveries where value is still being realised after more than 40 years of production. Our global exploration team is currently active in 18 countries looking for seven commodities. Find out more at www.riotinto.com
EIT RawMaterials, founded and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest network in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe by enabling sustainable competitiveness of the raw materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship. This places EIT RawMaterials squarely at the forefront of a major industrial transformation about to take place in Europe today.
Its annual flagship event, the Raw Materials Summit is Europe’s leading conference for the raw materials sector that takes place this year in Brussels, 15.-17. May.
At Kingsrose we aim to discover critical mineral deposits to decarbonise the European energy system and to develop these resources as a force for good within local communities and the environment. Kingsrose is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:KRM) and is building a portfolio of high-quality nickel, copper and PGM exploration projects in the Nordic region. We are motivated to set a new standard in responsible minerals exploration. With a commitment to technical excellence, exemplary environmental stewardship and proactive stakeholder engagement.
Epiroc is a vital part of a sustainable society and a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers. We develop and provide innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. We also offer world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 50 billion in 2022, and has around 17 000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in around 150 countries.
Canada Pavilion sponsor
The Canadian Embassy’s Trade Commissioner Service is a worldwide network of professionals in international business development, with preferred access to business knowledge and contacts, committed to advancing Canada’s interests.
We deliver services integral to helping clients make better business decisions in order to achieve their goals abroad. We strive to develop a trusted relationship with clients, being well-prepared to meet client needs and expectations, delivering quality and consistent service.
Aurion Resources Ltd. (Aurion) is a well-funded, Canadian exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V: AU) and the OTCQX Best Market (OTCQX: AIRRF). Aurion’s strategy is to generate or acquire early-stage precious metals exploration opportunities and advance them through direct exploration by our experienced team or by business partnerships and joint venture arrangements. Aurion’s current focus is exploring on its Risti and Launi projects, as well as advancing its joint venture properties with B2Gold and Kinross in Finland.
Bell Geospace is a global leader in high-resolution Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry and magnetic surveying services for mineral and energy exploration. With 30 years of experience, our reliable technology and expertise have helped mining companies around the world uncover valuable mineral deposits. Our advanced airborne geophysical data acquisition and interpretation techniques provide crucial insights into the subsurface geology and structure.
Bell Geospace has made significant contributions to mining exploration, particularly in Europe in recent times. Our presence in the region has enabled us to assist mining companies in identifying and mapping the geology of potential mineral resources with accuracy. By leveraging our global experience and local expertise, we support mining projects throughout Europe in their quest to unlock the full potential of their assets. Choose Bell Geospace for your mining exploration needs and benefit from our industry-leading data, processing and interpretation techniques for the unique challenges of exploring in Europe.
Oy Kati Ab is the first private company speacializing in exploration core drilling in Finland. We bring more value to customer with our long experience, skilled employees, standardized operations, which has been our key to success in various challenging projects. Our goal is to help our client to facilitate their project by delivering the best quality core sample, using our strengths, skills and special services. Our values and technical solutions have made us the pioneer in eco-friendly exploration drilling.
We at the Nordkalk contribute to a brighter tomorrow with our limestone, which nurtures the ground that feeds us, purifies the water we drink and the air we breathe, and is essential for several critical industrial processes, such as steel and pulp and paper. Our success is built on a solid limestone foundation, more than 120 years of history and on the expertise of our 820 people. We are the leading limestone company in Northern Europe, with a significant presence in Central Europe. With operations in more than 30 locations in Europe, we are always near our customers. Our owner is UK-based SigmaRoc PLC.
The Keliber lithium project is an advanced lithium project, located in Kaustinen and Kokkola, Finland. The project aims to be the first European producer of battery-grade lithium hydroxide from its own mined ore reserves, thus contributing towards the green transition by facilitating the electrification of transportation. The Keliber lithium project is being developed by Keliber Oy, a subsidiary of Sibanye-Stillwater, a multinational mining and metals processing Group, with the Finnish Minerals Group, a state-owned company developing the value chain of lithium-ion batteries in Finland, the second largest shareholder. For more information on the project, refer to https://www.sibanyestillwater.com/business/europe/keliber/.