thyssenkrupp secures another order from OZ Minerals in Australia: New gyratory crusher to enhance Carrapateena operation
Originally released by thyssenkrupp on January 22 2019
– Carrapateena copper-gold project currently under construction in South Australia
– KB 54-67 gyratory crusher will ensure high performance and cost effective operation
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions recently signed a contract with OZ Minerals, Australia’s third largest copper producer, to supply crushing equipment for their Carrapateena Project. Carrapateena is a copper-gold project currently under construction approximately 160km
north of Port Augusta in South Australia’s highly prospective Gawler Craton and has an estimated mine life of 20 years.
Andrew Howie, CEO at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia): “We are proud that OZ Minerals is once again putting its faith in our expertise by choosing us as their supply partner for this important project. The design of our gyratory crushers is based on more than one hundred years of experience in manufacturing these machines and continuous product development. This way we ensure high performance and cost effective operation for our customers.”
The KB 54-67 will be used underground for primary crushing of copper ore. Its proven design offers reliability and low maintenance in everyday operation. OZ Minerals and thyssenkrupp have been working together since 2008, when the company placed an initial
order for two grinding mills for their Prominent Hill operation.
Copper is one of the most widely used metals due to its properties of high electrical and thermal conductivity, resistance to corrosion and its ability to form alloys with other metals. The largest use of copper is in the electrical industry where copper wire and cable account
for about half of the worlds copper production.
The Industrial Solutions business area of thyssenkrupp is a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems. Based on more than 200 years of experience we supply tailored, turnkey plants and components for customers in the chemical, fertilizer, cement, mining and steel industries. As a system partner to the automotive sector we develop highly specialized solutions to meet the individual requirements of our customers. Around 16,000 employees worldwide form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees productivity and cost-efficiency to the highest extent possible.
The Mining Technologies business unit supplies a full range of machinery, systems, equipment and services for the extraction, processing, storage and transportation of raw materials. In collaboration with our customers in the mining and minerals sectors throughout the world we develop custom, forward-looking solutions that enhance productivity and allow natural resources to be used responsibly and efficiently.
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