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Konecranes helps BHP Billiton reduce downtime at Olympic Dam mine

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Finnish company Konecranes, which specialises in the manufacture and service of cranes and lifting equipment, has reportedly helped Anglo-Australian mining company BHP Billiton cut downtime and minimise production losses at its Olympic Dam poly-metallic mine in South Australia through its safety inspections and latest crane technology.

According to Konecranes, the Olympic Dam mine, which is the fourth largest copper deposit and the largest known single deposit of uranium in the world, relies on overhead cranes for lifting different reagents as part of their production process, as well as performing vital maintenance tasks.


Cranes are essential for production processes at Olympic Dam, which is set to benefit from BHP’s investment of more than AUS$600 million over FY18 on a range of important programme of work.

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