FLSmidth extends trio of Chilean service contracts

A top iron ore miner in Chile has extended a multi-year contract deal with FLSmidth to service its five high-pressure grinding rolls (HPGRs) across three of its mines in Chile with the goal of both enhancing productivity and extending the lifetime of the units.

The service contract will be managed and executed by FLSmidth’s Chilean service center, which is in close proximity to the three mines, thereby reducing logistic costs to customers and providing best-in-class services. FLSmidth’s service center is fully equipped to manufacture large HPGR parts and allows all work to be performed in a clean environment and using best-in-class tools.

“High-Pressure Grinding Rolls are subject to significant wear and tear. Consequently, keeping them in operation is key to securing a mine’s productivity and throughput as well as reducing customers’ operational costs,” FLSmidth said. “To facilitate to this, having a strong service setup around HPGRs is paramount.”

The new service order on these five HPGRs, which originally have been installed by another equipment provider, proves that FLSmidth’s HPGR service offerings are among the most attractive in the market. All assembly works as well as repairs on shafts are included in the contract.

Prior to winning this new service contract, FLSmidth has previously delivered HPGR roll tires to the customer, which have proven to last more than three times as long as the originally installed roll tires as well as increased operational availability and significantly reduced recirculation.

“For [a] long [time], our HPGR solution has been regarded among the best in the industry. The fact that we can win a large service contract on a non-FLSmidth HPGR platform proves that we have the service concept to back up the technology, securing enhanced productivity and extended lifetime,” said Joshua Meyer, Service Business Line President.

FLSmidth currently has more than 155 HPGR units installed to date around the world. The company has also further developed the grinding technology and introduced the HPGR Pro, a next-generation technology with game-changing features offering up to 20% more throughput capacity, up to 15% energy savings and up to 30% extended roll life.

Source: FLSmidth

Related posts