Metso has signed a contract with Codelco, the world’s largest copper miner, based in Santiago, Chile, to supply large cone crushers for a process improvement project in the Chuquicamata division. The contract also includes an automatic control system. The complete value of the order exceeds EUR 9 million.

These will be three of the largest cone crushers ever manufactured by Metso. The operational weight of one MP1250 series cone crusher exceeds 150 tons and the crusher, which is rated up to 1,250 hp (932 kW), can process up to 1,800 tons of ore per hour in secondary position for this application.

“We are very excited to receive this order. Codelco Chuquicamata is one of the most important mining companies in Chile, and they chose Metso’s cone crushers to increase capacity in their division,” said Renato Verdejo, manager, crushing and screening capital equipment, Metso.

Metso’s will deliver the three cone crushers during the last quarter of 2012.