FLSmidth has signed a contract, valued at US$30 million (DKK 150 million), with Chinese-owned Minera Chinalco Peru for equipment for its Toromocho copper mine. Toromocho is located in the Morococha mining district, about 140km east of Lima, the capital of Peru.
FLSmidth is to provide detailed engineering and design, as well as the manufacture and delivery of equipment, including two overland conveyors, seven in-plant conveyors, and two belt feeders.
The overland conveyor will be one of the most complex conveyors in the world. It will be 5.2km in length and will have 9MW of installed power. The conveyor will have complex vertical and horizontal curves, and can demand or regenerate power depending on loading conditions.
“Peru continues to be one of the most active minerals areas in the world and FLSmidth has a long-time presence in the country. FLSmidth-owned Conveyor Engineering has been providing material handling solutions in Peru since the mid 1990s and has supplied some of the largest systems in the country,” comments Group CEO Jørgen Huno Rasmussen.
“The conveyor solution included in this order consists of cutting-edge technology and know-how – making it one of the most complex conveyors yet,” Jørgen Huno Rasmussen adds.