Codelco’s Radomiro Tomic selects Foresight

Chilean miner Codelco has submitted an order with Metso Outotec for delivery of its Foresight semi-mobile primary gyratory (SMPG) crushing plant for its Radomiro Tomic copper mine near Calama, El Loa province.

Financial details for the order were not released, but Metso Outotec said it has been booked with its 3Q21 received orders under its minerals arm. A timeline for placement was not made available.

The Foresight SMPG is equipped with a Superior MKIII 60-110 primary gyratory crusher, apron feeder discharge and dust collection. The model is part of Metso Outotec’s in-pit crush and convey solutions (IPCC) portfolio.

“We are honored Codelco has chosen us to deliver this significant project in Radomiro Tomic and extend the fleet of Superior primary gyratory crushers at that site. With more than 1,300 employees and integrated fabrication of wear materials in Chile, we service our fleet of crushers wholistically and look forward to supporting this plant as well,” said Eduardo Nilo, the company’s president for the South America market area.

The open-pit Radomiro Tomic operation produces electro-obtained cathodes plates of one meter by one meter and a 99.9% concentration of copper. In 2020, the mine had a total production of 260,653 metric tons of fine copper.

Source: Metso Outotec

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