Metso Outotec has signed an agreement with Chilean mining operator Codelco to design and supply a Foresight semi-mobile primary gyratory (SMPG) crushing plant for the Radomiro Tomic mine.
The company said the Foresight SMPG, equipped with a Superior MKIII 60-110 primary gyratory crusher, apron feeder discharge and dust collection, would meet the highest productivity and sustainability demands. It is part of the company's in-pit crush and conveys solutions (IPCC) portfolio.
The offering is designed to ensure the highest productivity, energy efficiency, and maintainability; according to the company, the equipment is part of its ‘Planet Positive' portfolio and can reduce haulage related energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Markku Teräsvasara, President, Minerals, Metso Outotec, said the order from Codelco shows the company can deliver "significant crush and convey infrastructure".
Codelco received approval from the regional environmental regulator to extend the life of the Radomiro Tomic mine until 2030. The mine produced 261,000 tonnes of copper in 2020.