TAKRAF Italy has won a shiploader contract in Chile for an expansion project involving one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper resources, it says.
Towards the end of October, the company was awarded this “significant” contract. It followed the signing of an important agreement with a large global diversified mining company, the company said.
“[This] confirms TAKRAF Italy’s growing reputation for the supply of marine equipment in the Americas,” it added.
The shiploader in question is being designed to load copper concentrate into ocean vessels ranging from 15,000-60,000 deadweight tonnes. The equipment will be capable of luffing/slewing and will be equipped with a shuttle enabling a significant outreach, the company said, adding that the design will be executed in strict accordance with the Chile Seismic code.
Silvio Leoni, TAKRAF Italy Managing Director, said: “We are very proud of this achievement with such an important global mining customer and are fully committed to ensuring flawless execution with a view to entrenching our capabilities as a premier global supplier of port facility equipment.”