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 km 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. Metso offered an integrated solution that carried through from engineering, crusher stations, and material handling to electrification, automation, and site assistance.