Foster Wheeler Chile and GE Energy have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide mining solutions to the South American mining industry.

Under the MoU, both the firms will combine their mining expertise, technologies, engineering and onsite services to provide a portfolio of mining infrastructure solutions.

The joint solutions are also designed to minimise mining’s environmental impact and create more sustainable and cleaner systems.

These solutions will help in solving productivity and processing problems, including crushing, grinding, transportation, water availability and environmentally sound waste management.

The firms will also provide potential solutions including water desalination and cogeneration power facilities.

The solutions will help to speed up the development of mine output and will offer productivity improvements to existing operations.