Codelco has decided to stop smelting at Chuquicamata, decrease the refinery’s endowment to ensure sanity measures and will operate at one third of its capacity.
RCT has worked on an automation project with Caterpillar dealer Vostochnaya Technia at Polyus’ Olimpiada opencast gold mine in Russia.
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Rockwell Automation will collaborate in the transformation of the mine into a technologically advanced ‘super cave’ mine that uses a block-caving extraction process.
"With the completion of the South African assets we have added references, local expertise and improved ability to deliver complete solutions to our Sub-Saharan customers. We welcome our new colleagues and customers to FLSmidth."
This is after receiving the crucial initial environmental licence for the project which allows non-ground disturbing exploration activities to begin on site.
The Company is in the process of mobilizing one drill rig to the deposit, which is based within the Colombian copper-gold San Matias project.