Located near Belen, Argentina, the Alumbrera copper-gold mine is one of the world’s largest and lowest-cost gold and copper operations.
Commissioned in February 1998, Lorbrand were awarded supply of conveyor idlers to the project for their overland and in plant conveyors.
Of significance within the project is the overland conveyor, where Lorbrand were selected to supply idlers due to their low breakaway mass and running friction.
Overland Conveyor Statistics
- Belt Widths: 1800mm
- Capacity: 9,500 Tph
- Belt Speeds: 5.9 m/s
- Length: 2.5km
Having supplied the project in 1998, Lorbrand continue to be a key supplier the Alumbrera operations and surrounding mines.