Minera Chinalco Peru S.A. has been operating in Peru since 2007. It was created to build, develop and operate the Toromocho copper megaproject, and is one of the most important companies in China Copper and the largest foreign company wholly owned by Chinalco. It is located in the District of Morococha and Yauli in Peru and has been working with Metso Outotec for 9 years.
A difficult mission in a complicated healthcare context
Chinalco set out to improve the effectiveness of its mills by avoiding unnecessary downtime and thus making its operations more profitable. Chinalco turned to Metso Outotec, to design a strategic plan based on the needs of the mining company and to carry out the actual change out of the mill’s metal linings.
The plan initially anticipated a total of 96 hours of work to complete the liner change out. The actual change out ended up taking only 84 hours, resulting in a savings of 12 hours of production time. This result was of great benefit to Chinalco, as the client was able to devote more attention to other tasks, such as focusing its attention on the control of safety and quality standards in activities peripheral to the mill.