UK company B&W Mechanical Handling Limited, based in Ely, Cambridgeshire, has recently commissioned its second major project in South America within the last 18 months. Following on from the successful installation of its mobile shiploader at Port of Salaverry in Peru, the company has now supplied a fully integrated system to AMEC International Chile S.A to handle copper concentrate. AMEC’s project scope included a concentrator with tailings and ancillary facilities and its involvement started in the early planning stages, followed by feasibility design and engineering, procurement and construction management services. The concentrator was completed during 2009. The contract also included the construction of new shiploading facilities at the nearby Port of Coquimbo to out load the copper concentrate at rates up to 1000 t/h (Fig.).
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