Metso signs one of its biggest crusher orders
Finnish industrial machinery company Metso has won a remarkable deal with the world’s largest copper miner Codelco in Chile.
Finnish Metso serves mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. The company had net sales of about 2.9 billion euros in 2015 and it employs over 12 000 people in more than 50 countries.
Metso has won a significant deal to support the conversion of the largest open-pit copper mine in the world to a large-scale underground mining operation. The Chuquicamata mine is owned and operated by Chile’s National Copper Corporation, Codelco.
The mine is located 1 650 kilometres north of Santiago, Chile. Metso’s scope in the contract includes the engineering, supply of equipment and materials, and site assistance for 12 underground crusher stations combined with a conveyor package. The delivery contains 11 jaw crushers, 24 push feeders and 20 conveyors. Overall, the contract constitutes one of the most sizeable crusher orders ever for Metso’s mining business.
Codelco is a Chilean state-owned copper giant operating seven large mining divisions that control eight per cent of the proven copper reserves in the world.
The project in Chile is scheduled to continue until year 2020.