Metso’s contract at Sierra Gorda in Chile, above, includes preventative maintenance and calibration of eight on-stream analyzers. (Photo: Sierra Gorda)

Metso reported it is delivering on a significant performance solutions contract at Sierra Gorda SCM Copper & Molybdenum mine in Chile. The services provided include preventative maintenance and
calibration of Sierra Gorda’s eight on-stream analyzers.

Metso’s responsibilities include performing maintenance of the sample handling system, and maintenance and calibration of the analyzers.

The two-year contract commenced in February 2019 and includes daily, weekly and monthly taks.

The mine’s leadership said the service provided by the Metso team demonstrates true professionalism, collaboration and teamwork. “We are really satisfied with the work Metso has delivered and look forward to our continued partnership,” Edgardo Chiappa, plant manager, Sierra Gorda SCM, said.

Separately, Metso announced a foundry project in Vadodara, India, which would supply castings for the company, had achieved first pour.

The new $27 million foundry uses Lean principles, which will enable strong on-time delivery performance, shorter lead times, and world-class quality of finished products, Metso reported.

Leadership at Metso reported the foundry will have a strong role in the company’s global foundry network. “The new facility with its modern and efficient production processes increases our product availability with reduced lead times,” Sami Takaluoma, president, minerals consumables, Metso, said.