Sweden’s Sandvik has secured a US$20 million order for mining equipment from Chinese contractor JCHX Mining Management Co for use in Democratic Republic of the Congo underground mines.
Most of the loaders and trucks bound for the Ivanhoe Mines-operated Kamoa-Kakula copper mine and Chinese-owned Kamoya copper-cobalt operation are expected to be delivered in 2023.
“Our highest-capacity intelligent load and haul equipment has been in operation at Kamoa since 2019, and this order is a testament to the strength and quality of the solutions we provide,” Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions president Mats Eriksson said.
Meanwhile, Sandvik reported earlier this week it had entered into a five-year “global framework agreement” with major underground mining contractor Redpath, extending the existing supply line between the companies.
Sandvik said it would “standardise the use of [its] equipment” by Redpath.
Redpath CEO George Flumerfelt said the “mutually beneficial cooperation” would see the manufacturer aim to provide a consistent level of product support at all of its locations around the world.
“The agreement includes Sandvik commitments on local presence and support, as well as an annual technology summit and factory training sessions,” Sandvik’s statement said.
“Closer collaboration with Redpath’s business will enable us to deliver on expectations and optimise our product development,” Mats Eriksson said.