Metso helps Codelco reduce downtime

Metso has helped reduce downtime by 64% at the assembly line at Codelco’s Chuquicamata plant in Chile, the company has announced
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Highly qualified Metso staff replacing pinions and gears in Chuquicamata, one of the world's largest open-pit mines

Nadav Shemer

The company has an on-site team of 30 service experts working for the division’s largest mill overhauling project. They have focused on reducing the downtime needed for replacing pinions and gears for 21 ball mills and 12 rod mills. Additionally, they have carried out mantle repairs. 

Roberto Escobar, project manager of Codelco’s Chuquicamata division, said: “Obtaining these results confirms to us the good work being done up to now, indicating to us that future stages will be the same or even better.”

Juan Zuleta, field services manager at Metso, said: “This outcome is an example of our service team's constant, methodological and systematic efforts. The project demonstrates our long experience and deep know-how in services. Significantly reducing the downtime needed for service and the achieving of the customer's safety indices shows our passion for working closely with the customer to achieve common goals.”