Epiroc reported it has received an order from Chilean mining company Sociedad Punta del Cobre SA (Pucobre) for loading and hauling equipment that will be used in three underground copper mines in the Atacama region in northern Chile. The order totals $26 million and was received in the first quarter 2018.
Pucobre has previously purchased drill rigs from Epiroc’s parent, Atlas Copco. The new equipment includes the Minetruck MT65 and the Scooptram ST18 underground loader. The machines will be delivered over the next two years and will be equipped with the Epiroc telematics system Certiq, allowing automated and intelligent monitoring of productivity and machine performance.