Long-term service contract awarded at Zambian mine

April 10th, 2017, Published in Articles: Energize


Rolls Royce Power Systems has won a 13-year service contract for the regular maintenance of 30 Rolls Royce Power Systems MTU engines used in Hitachi dump trucks at the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia. To ensure fast, trouble-free service, more than 10 MTU employees will be stationed directly on-site at the mine. Dan Gray, the mine’s maintenance manager, says mining operations are hard on equipment, so regular maintenance is vital. The engine company’s vice president for industrial business, Bernd Krüper, says that the 16-cylinder Series 4000 engines will be serviced after every 500 hours of operation as smoothly and quickly as possible. The Lumwana copper mine is located in one of the world’s most copper-rich regions. Sulphides extracted at the site are processed in a conventional flotation plant to produce copper concentrate for smelting. In 2016 alone, the Lumwana mine produced 123-million kg of copper. MTU also provides the drive power and service facilities needed at a number of other mines in Zambia.

Contact Rolf Behrens, Rolls Royce Power Systems, rolf.behrens@rrpowersystems.com


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