Metso signs landmark deal with the world's largest copper miner Codelco in Chile
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, located 1,650 kilometers north of Santiago, Chile, is owned and operated by Chile's National Copper Corporation, Codelco.
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 new units of Metso's largest C200 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.
The project is scheduled to continue until 2020 and the order was booked in Metso's second-quarter 2016 orders received.