El Teniente picks Sandvik for L&H automation

Sandvik has confirmed the receipt of a significant order to supply its AutoMine load and haul automation system to Codelco’s El Teniente mine in Chile.

The deal, worth SEK 300 million/US$28.6 million, was booked in the first quarter of 2024.

The OEM noted that it follows multiple automation solutions orders from the miner last year. It also confirmed it will implement an advanced automation system and deliver a new automated Toro LH621i loader tis year.

“We are very pleased to expand our partnership with Codelco and look forward to provide our leading mining automation solutions to the new Andesita project, enhancing safety, efficiency and productivity in the operations,” says Mats Eriksson, President, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions.

El Teniente, meaning The Lieutenant, is the largest underground copper deposit in the world. It first began operations in 1905.

Source: codelco.com and mining.sandvik

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