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 160 km 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), stated: “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.