Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, has won a significant order in the Dominican Republic from mining company Corporación Minera Dominicana, commonly known as Cormidom. The equipment will strengthen productivity, safety and cost efficiency for the mine.
Cormidom ordered Epiroc drill rigs and loading and hauling machines to be used in the Cerro de Maimon copper and zinc mine in the Dominican Republic. The machines will be used to develop the existing open pit mine into an underground mine and then to operate the mine with significantly increased productivity as well as enhanced safety and improved cost efficiency. The order totals more than USD 24 million (SEK 210 million) and was received in the second quarter 2018.
“We are proud to be a key partner of Cormidom as they develop the Cerro de Maimon mine for significantly higher production,” said Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s Senior Executive Vice President Mining and Infrastructure. “We are committed to delivering more productivity and safety to our customers at a lower total cost of operation.”
Paul Arndt, the Managing Director of Perilya, the Australian parent of Cormidom, commented that, “Perilya has a long and successful operating history with Epiroc in Australia. We see this as a chance to build on this relationship and develop further a strong partnership utilizing Epiroc equipment throughout all the key phases of the mining cycle.”
The order includes the Boomer M2 and Simba E7 drill rigs, the Scooptram ST18 underground loader and the Minetruck MT65, among other machines and rock drilling tools. The equipment will be delivered over the next two years.
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