ABB has entered into a strategic service partnership with Sierra Gorda SCM to provide holistic services for its copper mine in the Atacama desert in Chile. The service agreement covers a customized service approach for all of ABB’s electrical and automation deliveries from 2011 to 2014 that were awarded as part of an earlier contract. The major equipment supplied by ABB includes three gearless mill drives and four high-pressure grinding rolls. Furthermore, ABB’s scope of supply included gas-insulated switchgears, low-voltage and medium-voltage control centers, medium- and low-voltage drives, a distributed control system, and a range of automation equipment. ABB has also supplied 28 E-houses: pre-fabricated, walk-in, modular, outdoor enclosures designed to house a range of electrical and automation equipment.
Outotec recently opened a new office in Manila, the Philippines, as part of the company’s expansion in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The new office was inaugurated by Stuart Sneyd, president of Outotec’s APAC region, in the presence of customers, ministries and industry associations.