The order from Cormidom includes Boomer M2 and Simba E7 drill rigs, Scooptram ST18 underground loader and MT65 mine truck, among other machines and rock drilling tools. The equipment will be delivered over the next two years.
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 US$24 million.
"We are proud to be a key partner of Cormidom as it develops 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, said, "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."