RAM are delighted to hear that MMG’s Las Bambas Project in Peru has been recognised for its Containerised Bulk Handling Optimisation in the APEGBC Innovations July/August publication.
The project first involved MMG’s purchase of the mine near Cusco, Peru located 4,100 metres above sea level and a plan to develop a complete bimodal logistics system capable of exporting 1.5 megatonnes of copper concentrate per year to the export facility in Matarini.
Ausenco, an Engineering, Construction and Project Management specialist worked with MMG to design and impliment a truck to rail bi-modal containerised bulk handling system. This system is unique as it containerises the valuable copper concentrate from the Las Bambas mine to the export facility in Matarini, reducing loss of commodity during transportation and handling and is environment best practice.
Travelling over 710km by road and finally rail, the containers full of copper concentrate reach the export facility in Matarani, where the containers are then handled by rotating spreader’s called RAM Revolver® attached to bridge cranes where it lifts the lid off the container and tips the copper concentrate into hoppers for final quayside handling.