PRESS RELEASE: The Bauer BC 50 cutter on a MC 128 duty-cycle crane, equipped with the HDS 250 hose drum system, will be the first cutter in the world that will cut to a depth of 250m for commercial purposes.
Bauer, together with its local joint venture partner, Nuna Logistics, will aid Rio Tinto with exploration to look for diamonds in the kimberlite pipes. By using the cutter, large volumes can be excavated from great depths, which then allows for better assessment of the diamond content and quality of the deposits.
In addition to the cutter and the base carrier, Bauer Maschinen will supply BE-550 desanding equipment and other accessories from branch Bauer MAT Slurry Handling Systems branch.
Bauer will build and deliver the equipment by mid-2018, and work is planned to begin within the year. The execution of several individual holes that are currently planned will continue into 2019. If the expectations of Rio Tinto are fulfilled by the deposits and technology, then the scope of the work could be expanded.