Epiroc has won a large order from Züblin International GmbH Chile Spa for equipment that will be used to expand the El Teniente mine in Chile. Züblin has ordered multiple drill rigs and loaders. The equipment will ensure high productivity and safe operation as the mine will be deepened, extending its lifespan by an estimated 50 years. The order totals approximately SEK 135 million ($14.2 million).
“We are proud to play a vital role as the El Teniente mine is expanded and gets to thrive for many more years in a productive and safe manner,” said Epiroc Senior Executive Vice President Mining and Infrastructure Helena Hedblom.
The order includes different models of the Boomer face drilling rig, Simba production drilling rig and Scooptram loader, as well as on-site technical support. The machines will be equipped with the Epiroc telematics system Certiq, allowing automated and intelligent monitoring of productivity and machine performance. Delivery has started and will take place through early 2020.
“Epiroc has been able to put together a comprehensive offer that includes not just equipment but also service support and in-depth training,” said Dirk Pförtner, commercial managing director at STRABAG Spa Chile.
Züblin International GmbH Chile belongs to European-based construction services company STRABAG Group. It is a contractor for Codelco, the Chilean state-owned mining company and the world’s largest copper producer. El Teniente is Codelco’s largest mine.