STRACON gets another contract award at Quellaveco

STRACON has received a major contract award from Anglo American for the Quellaveco copper mining project’s ‘production of fill material and construction of the basal drain – first phase.’

It says: “This award reflects our commitment to excellence and the trust our clients place in us. At STRACON, we take pride in being part of projects that drive sustainable and responsible development in the mining industry. We are ready to take on this new challenge, and to continue contributing to the success of the Quellaveco mining project.”

STRACON is already the leading constructor and contractor at Quellaveco in Moquegua, Peru, where it has been delivering management and administration; pre-stripping; implementation and operation of the autonomous Cat 794 AC and Epiroc Pit Viper 351 fleet; operating the Cat 7495 electric rope shovels; tailings dam construction; as well as building all the access roads and a number of other earthworks at the site.

In particular its operation of the autonomous trucks has made it one of only a handful of contractors to get this experience and expertise. STRACON has previously stated: “To operate them, it was necessary to implement not only modern technology but also generate a cultural change in our team, not only in the parameterisation but also in the development and operation of an autonomous fleet system that is different from a conventional fleet in many aspects. At the same time, a social plan was designed to guarantee a positive impact of technology on the communities of the area of influence; people were trained not only to be part of the project but to develop a career in the mining sector.”

This included many women from the surrounding communities, who have been trained by STRACON to operate various types of large mining equipment, and today, have become a key part of this important project.