06/06/2012 | Editor: Marcel Dröttboom
Metso has signed a contract with Codelco, a major Chilean mining company, to supply big cone crushers for a process improvement project in the Chuquicamata division. The contract also includes an automatic control system for crushers delivered by Metso. The complete value of the order exceeds EUR 9 million.
Tampere, Finland – According to the new contract Metso will supply three biggest cone crushers ever manufactured by the company. The operational weight of one MP1250 series cone crusher exceeds 150 tonnes, and the crusher can process up to 1800 tonnes of ore per hour in secondary position for this application. Metso’s crusher delivery to the Codelco Chuquicamata will be completed within the last quarter of 2012.
Codelco is the largest mining company in Chile. Chuquicamata division operates two copper and molybdenum producing mines, named Chuquicamata and Mina Sur. By the excavation volume, Chuquicamata mine is world’s largest open pit copper mine.
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