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Thyssen Krupp to Built a New Crushing and Conveying System for Copper MIning in Peru

| Editor: Anke Geipel-Kern

The picture shows a semi-mobile crushing plant supplied by ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions to the mining company Codelco for their “Mina Ministro Hales” mine in Chile.
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The picture shows a semi-mobile crushing plant supplied by ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions to the mining company Codelco for their “Mina Ministro Hales” mine in Chile. (Bild: Thyssen Krupp)

Thyssen Krupp Industrial Solutions, the plant engineering and construction specialist of the Thyssen Krupp Group, has won a contract from the Southern Peru Copper Corporation to supply a primary crushing and overland conveying system for the Cuajone Copper Mine in Peru. We know all the Details of the contract.

New system combines one of the largest semi-mobile crushing plants and an overland conveyor equipped with the largest gearless conveyor drives built to date  Significant reduction in operating costs and energy consumption  Service network in South America to be expanded

Thyssen Krupp Industrial Solutions, the engineering and construction specialist within the Thyssen Krupp Group, has won a contract from the Southern Peru Copper Corporation to supply a primary crushing and overland conveying system. The new system will be installed at the Cuajone copper mine in Peru, which has been in operation since 1976, to transport ore from the open pit mine to the concentrator. It will replace the existing long railway haulage system and is expected to start operating in 2016.

Reduced Operating Costs

The contract awarded to Thyssen Krupp includes engineering, procurement and construction supervision as well as commissioning support of the complete in-pit crushing and conveying (IPCC) system to process run of mine copper ore. Christof Brewka, Head of Operating Unit Mining, Thyssen Krupp Industrial Solutions: “The new crushing and conveying system will significantly reduce operating costs and energy consumption as well as emissions. This makes it a good example for our leading customized solutions for the mining industry which provide added value for our customers while at the same time helping to conserve natural resources.”

Zlatan Azinovic, CEO of Thyssen Krupp Industrial Solutions (Peru): “As part of our global growth strategy, we are further strengthening our footprint in South America. Our service center in Peru enables us to provide better and faster services to our customers in the local mining, minerals and cement industries. Only recently we have also invested into new service centers in Brazil and Chile.”

As part of the new order, the company is supplying a semi-mobile crushing plant with discharge, transfer and two overland conveyors with a capacity of 120,000 tons of crushed ore per day transported to the existing coarse ore stockpile. The copper ore will be fed directly into a semi-mobile crushing plant located in the mine. Truck ramps made of sectional steel modules provide access for mine trucks with payload up to 360 metric tons.

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