Epiroc has won a significant order in the Dominican Republic from Corporación Minera Dominicana. Cormidom ordered Epiroc drill rigs and loading and hauling machines to be used in the Cerro de Maimon copper and zinc mine. The machines will be used to develop the existing open pit mine into an underground mine and then to operate the mine with significantly increased productivity as well as enhanced safety and improved cost efficiency. The order totals more than $24 million.
Paul Arndt, the Managing Director of Perilya, the Australian parent of Cormidom, commented that, “Perilya has a long and successful operating history with Epiroc in Australia. We see this as a chance to build on this relationship and develop further a strong partnership utilizing Epiroc equipment throughout all the key phases of the mining cycle.”
The order includes the Boomer M2 and Simba E7 drill rigs, the Scooptram ST18 underground loader and the Minetruck MT65, among other machines and rock drilling tools. The equipment will be delivered over the next two years.