A copper and gold mine in the Antofagasta Region of Chile contracted FLSmidth for two 1400×2100 TSU Gyratory Crushers and three apron feeders of varying sizes, the supplier reported.

Each crusher’s capacity is 2,500 mt/h. The feeders operate at 0.25 meters (m)/second. The equipment was selected because it was designed for high performance and cost-effective operation due to low servicing and maintenance needs, the supplier reported.

The TSU Gyratory Crusher is designed for extreme applications, FLSmidth reported.

The mine is located at almost 2,400 m above sea level and is 1,500 km north of Santiago. The order was the miner’s first such purchase in 20 years, and comes as a result of the established relationship between the supplier and miner, FLSmidth reported.

“It demonstrates our strength and competitiveness in the crushing and comminution area,” said Claudio Garcia Benal, regional president for South America, FLSmidth. It means “we could provide the right productivity- and sustainability-enhancing solutions and service.”

Separately, FLSmidth reported it received a $32.2 million contracted for equipment for an improvement project at a phosphate beneficiation plant in the Middle East. The equipment will be for the crushing, material handling and desliming circuits. The project seeks to improve productivity, availability and throughput.