Towards the end of October 2018, TAKRAF Italy won a significant contract for the supply of a ship loader for an important expansion project in Chile. This award follows the signing of an important contract with a large global diversified mining company and confirms TAKRAF Italy’s growing reputation for the supply of marine equipment in the Americas.
This photograph shows a TAKRAF ship loader for for copper and zinc concentrate in Puerto Huarmey, Antamina, Peru. (Picture: TAKRAF)
The project concerns one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper resources, with the ship loader being designed to load copper concentrate into ocean vessels ranging from 15,000 DWT up to 60,000 DWT. The equipment will be capable of luffing / slewing and will be equipped with a shuttle enabling a significant outreach. The design will be executed in strict accordance with the Chilean Seismic code.
Silvio Leoni, TAKRAF Italy Managing Director, had this to say regarding the project award: “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.”