June 19, 2015
Atlas Copco Rental in Chile is currently supplying air compressors and a range of other equipment to the Codelco Norte division of the state-run mining company Codelco.
An Atlas Copco maintenance team based at the division’s Chuquicamata site ensures shortest possible response times when maintenance or technical assistance are required. This reduces the risk of costly downtime for Codelco and adds value that many other suppliers are unable to match.
Codelco is the world’s largest producer of copper and, by excavated volume, the Chuquicamata operation is the biggest open pit copper mine in the world. It is located 1,650 km north of Santiago, near Calama, and Atlas Copco Rental has a wide range of equipment on-site supported by a 20-person maintenance team.
“ This contract is an excellent example of what we can do for mining companies. Codelco has the highest safety standards and we have shown that we can comply with all their requirements. Atlas Copco is the only Codelco supplier which has ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18000. ”
Written by Michael Gaar