FLSmidth wins maintenance contract in Chile

FLSmidth has signed a five-year maintenance contract with the Chilean copper producer Minera Doña Ines de Collahuasi for the supply of maintenance services for its copper plant in Chile
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The concentrator control room at Collahuasi. Photo: Anglo American

Ailbhe Goodbody

The plant is located in the Andes mountains, 3,500-4,000m above sea level, close to the Chilean-Bolivian border. The plant has a capacity of more than 140,000t/d of processed rock.

The order covers supply of maintenance services of three production lines of the concentrator plant as well as of the tailings and pipeline areas. The number of staff required for the maintenance services is approximately 190 people.

Brian Day, group executive vice president, customer services division at FLSmidth, said: “Service is a strategic growth lever for FLSmidth. We build long-term partnerships with key customers by bringing best in class know-how and world leading expertise to maximise their productivity and return on assets, while maintaining the highest safety standards.”

In May 2015, FLSmidth was awarded four prizes by the Chilean National Safety Council for outstanding safety achievements in several contracts. The most spectacular award is the one for 15 years without lost time injuries achieved in the Puerto Punta Chungo contract with Minera Los Pelambres.

The order will be booked gradually by the company’s customer services division and contribute beneficially to FLSmidth's order intake, revenue and earnings until mid-2020.