Capital Equipment News September 2016




Bell Equipment has appointed three new dealers in South America. The company says the new dealers will expand its footprint and market share on the continent. Raico SA and Seijiro Yazawa Iwai, two existing Liebherr dealers, have been appointed in the mining- focused countries of Chile and Venezuela respectively, while REPAS Sociedad Anónima, an existing Hyundai dealer, has been appointed in Argentina. “We have appointed like-minded companies that have proven capacity to support a growing machine population with spare parts and dedicated service,” says regional marketing manager Llewellyn Roux.

Metso has won a significant deal to support the conversion of the largest open-pit copper mine in the world to a large-scale underground mining operation. The Chuquicamata mine, located 1 650 km north of Santiago, Chile, is owned and operated by Chile's National Copper Corporation, Codelco. Metso's scope in the contract includes the engineer- ing, supply of equipment and materials and site assis- tance for 12 underground crusher stations combined with a conveyor package. The delivery contains 11 new units of Metso's largest C200 jaw crushers, 24 push feeders and 20 conveyors. Overall, the contract consti- tutes one of the most sizeable crusher orders ever for Metso's mining business. The project is scheduled to continue until 2020 and the order was booked in the second quarter of 2016. Metso offered an integrated solution that carried through from engineering, crusher stations, and material handling to electrification, automation and site assistance. In ad- dition, the energy savings from the company's Energy Saving Idler (ESI) conveyor technology gave the Metso offering a competitive edge. Codelco's decision to work with Metso was also backed by Metso's proven installed base of equipment, engineering and project management capability already present in other similar applications in the region. “We are very proud of this order. It clearly demon- strates that Metso is more committed to promoting ex- cellence in its operations to help customers create prof- itable and sustainable solutions. It is in this spirit that we fought and won this sizable and strategic deal with Codelco,” says João Ney Colagrossi, president, Miner- als Capital business area, Metso. METSO IN LANDMARK DEAL WITH WORLD’S LARGEST COPPER MINER

Manitowoc towers above challenging lift project

A fleet of Manitowoc cranes is helping a US contractor get the better of a challenging lift project.

Maxim Crane Works is employing a fleet of Manitowoc crawler cranes for its project on the construction of the new Miami Dolphins football stadium in United States. The job began with four 660 t Manitowoc 18000s, each equipped with a MAX-ER that brought their capacities to 826 t. Then the Newport, Kentucky-based company added a 772 t Manitowoc MLC650 to the job site. Often the cranes lift together in tandem, with the heaviest load weighing 800 t. “This is a challenging project and the cranes are often working round-the-clock, 24/7 shifts,” says Frank Bardonaro, president of Maxim Crane Works. “Our ability to have the latest and greatest lift technology from Manitowoc enables us to ef- ficiently perform multiple, tandem crane picks that exceed 455 t. Having multiple cranes of these sizes with synchronised working speeds and qualified operating engineers were they key reasons we were able to secure the project.” b


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