Order in Chile

ABB announces that it has successfully completed the commissioning of a 13.4 MW gearless mill drive (GMD) system for the Hipogeno project. The GMD powers a 36‘ SAG (semiautogenous) mill at Carmen de Andacollo copper mine in central Chile. Carmen de Andacollo is an open-pit truck-and-shovel operation at an elevation of 1000 m. 90 % of the interests of the mine are held by Teck, Canada’s largest diversified mining, mineral processing and metallurgical company, headquartered in Vancouver/Canada. The remaining 10  % are held by Empresa Nacional de Minería, a Chilean government entity. ABB’s deliveries comprised an entire GMD system including transformers, ring motors and a complete E-house. With a GMD acting as a variable speed drive, mills start smoothly without any mechanical stress. The mine’s expanded production capacity will be 80 000 t of fine copper per year.


ABB Switzerland Ltd, Zürich (CH)

Tel.: +41 58-586-8832, www.abb.com

Related articles:

07-08/2010

Order in Chile

ABB announces that it has successfully completed the commissioning of a 13.4 MW gearless mill drive (GMD) system for the Hipogeno project. The GMD powers a 36‘ SAG (semiautogenous) mill at Carmen de...

more

ABB completes first fivepiece stator installation in Chile

ABB successfully installed and commissioned the first gearless mill drive (GMD) system for Codelco, Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile, for their copper mine in Andina, Chile. Bechtel...

more
06/2012

Gearless mill drive order in Kazakhstan

ABB recently won an order worth 44 million US$ to deliver three gearless mill drive systems (GMDs) for a new copper mine to be operated by Kazakhmys PLC (Kazakhmys) in southeastern Kazakhstan. The...

more
07-08/2014

Integrated drive technology from Siemens enhances productivity

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is delivering an Integrated Drive System for two new mills for the Toromocho mine in the Peruvian province of Yauli. The order comes from Minera Chinalco Perú...

more

Increased processing capacity for copper ore

Since January 2010, Chile´s Minera Los Pelambres Ltda. is operating a new SAG mill and a new ball mill equipped with gearless drives systems by Siemens. The mills are intended to increase processing...

more