Country: Chile

Located 3050 metres above sea level in the northern Atacama Desert of Chile; Escondida is the world’s largest copper producing mine.

Operating as a joint venture between several major resource companies, the site was established in the late 1990s with an expected mine life of 40 years.

Since 1999, Lorbrand has remained a key supplier to the site, suppling a multitude of conveyor products to Escondida and several other copper mines in the Antofagasta region.

Key Statistics

  • Distance: Over 40km of conveyor components
  • Capacity: between 8,800 and 18,000 tph
  • Belt Widths: 1600mm, 1800mm, 2100mm and 3150mm
  • Belt Speeds: Up to 6.1 m/s

Equipment Supplied

  • Conveyor idlers and pulleys
  • Overland tables

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