Metso, an international provider of technology and services in the process industries, has declared that it has inked an agreement with Codelco, a major mining firm in Chile, to supply the biggest cone crushers for use in a process improvement project of the main open pit copper mine located in the Chuquicamata division. An automatic control system to be used in crushers is also included in the contract. The value of the contract surpasses EUR 9 million.
Three big core crushers will be delivered by Metso, as per the contract. One MP1250 series of cone crusher goes beyond 150 t in its operational weight and up to 1800 t of ore can be processed by the crusher in an hour.
The company will complete the delivery of crushers to Codelco’s Chuquicamata mine in Q4 of 2012. Three Nordberg MP1250 cone crushers will be delivered in this project and are similar to the MP 1000 and MP 800. Their potential has been increased by up to 25%.
The MP1250’s power rate has been increased up to 1250 HP and this cone crusher carries out more work per crushing cycle. Power-to-production ratio of this crusher surpasses, when compared to that of other crushers available in the market.
Codelco Chuquicamata division operates two mines, producing copper and molybdenum, namely Mina Sur and Chuquicamata. Chuquicamata mine is the largest open pit copper mine in the world, in terms of the mining volume.