FLSmidth is to deliver three Top Service Design (TSUV) gyratory crushers to a long-standing copper mining customer in South America, the OEM says.
This new order allows FLSmidth to overhaul existing equipment with newer crusher technologies to boost efficiency for the company, it says.
The order is valued at approximately DKK200 million ($28.3 million) and was booked in the September quarter, with the equipment expected to be delivered during 2024.
Under the agreement, FLSmidth will overhaul three existing gyratory crushers, which were originally also supplied by FLSmidth, with three improved and more efficient gyratory crushers with the improved TSUV. By installing these new gyratory crushers, the customer will benefit from increased efficiency as well as safer and simpler maintenance, FLSmidth says.
Two of the crushers will be installed in the existing foundations of the old crushers to minimise construction costs, while also limiting the environmental impact from the replacements.
Chris Reinbold, Products Business Line President at FLSmidth, said: “We really appreciate when existing customers return to us. We see this as a clear vote of confidence in the quality of our technologies and services. Enabling our customers to achieve more efficient copper production is essential to electrification and the green transition.”
In 2020, FLSmidth launched the new “digitally-enabled” TSUV Mark 5 Top Service Gyratory Crusher to deliver the lowest total cost per tonne of material processed, even when crushing the most challenging ore.