Siemens to equip copper mine in Peru

Hudbay S.A.C Peru, a subsidiary of Canadian Hudbay Minerals, has ordered tech-nical equipment from Siemens for the power supply and integrated automation at its Constancia copper mine in Peru. The order also includes preassembled power distribution units (E-houses), fully equipped transformer substations with high voltage and medium voltage switchgear, diesel generators, capacitor banks and transformers. Constancia copper mine in Peru is situated in the Andes at an altitude of 4300 m, about 100 km south of the city of Cusco. The mine is owned and managed by the Canadian company Hudbay Minerals, which is headquartered in Toronto. The company was founded in 1927 and specializes in the mining of copper, zinc, gold and silver. In Peru, Hudbay is installing new plant and infrastructure equipment for cost-efficient exploitation of the mine. Excavation of copper ore is due to start in 2014. Siemens is to provide a complete solution (E-EPC) for the medium and low voltage power supply at Constancia copper mine including twelve E-houses. E-houses are equipped with a customized power distribution system at medium and low voltage level, and are assembled complete in individual modules and pretested prior to transport to the installation point.

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