ABB wins US$ 21 million contracts to boost copper production in Chile

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

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(2004), "ABB wins US$ 21 million contracts to boost copper production in Chile", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 51 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/acmm.2004.12851cab.019

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ABB wins US$ 21 million contracts to boost copper production in Chile

ABB wins US$ 21 million contracts to boost copper production in Chile

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has said that it has won two automation contracts worth a total of US$ 21 million to help boost production for the Chilean company Collahuasi, the world’s fourth largest copper producer.

The equipment will be installed at the Ujina and Rosario mines, some 4,400 m above sea level in the Andes mountains, close to the border with Bolivia. ABB will supply electrical and control products and systems, including the world’s largest mill motor used in copper production – a 21 MW gearless mill drive system for a 22 f mill – plus a wide range of process control solutions.

“These contracts reinforce our track record in providing integrated power and automation solutions for the metals and mining industries,” said Dinesh Paliwal, Head of ABB’s Automation Technologies division. “We are grateful to Collahuasi for their long-standing confidence, based on successful cooperation on previous projects.”

The new Collahuasi projects represent the largest mining operation to be operated by ABB’s Industrial IT system – the group’s patented concept for linking control system functions with the information needed to install, operate and maintain plant devices.

Some of the ABB equipment was delivered last September and is due to be tested early this year. Installation and commissioning work is expected to be completed by July 2004. As part of the contract, ABB personnel will also train Collahuasi operators on the new systems.

The current projects continue a series of contracts with Collahuasi dating 6 years back. ABB first installed and commissioned electrical and control equipment for the company in 1997.

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