Anglo American awarded Epiroc a significant order for multiple drill rigs and related equipment for the new Quellaveco mine, an open-pit copper mine, yet to open, in Moquegua, Peru. The order totals about $44 million.
The order includes Pit Viper 351 and SmartROC D65 drill rigs, BenchREMOTE remote-operator stations, rock drilling tools and HB 10000 hydraulic breakers. Operators can run the rigs remotely. Delivery will start in early 2020 and continue through 2021.