Watch this video to see Kinross Paracatu’s construction of a CAT Hydracrowd Electric Shovel!
The shovel was constructed over 85 days by 65 mechanics, electricians, engineers, and a training team. Once complete, the shovel weighed over 1,400 tonnes and is expected to increase ore handled from 6,000 tonnes per hour to 7,000 tonnes per hour by 2023.
“I would like to extend a sincere thank you to our multidisciplinary team who completed this project safely and efficiently,” said Rodrigo Gomides, Operations Director and Deputy General Manager, Paracatu . “The importance of teamwork was highlighted during this construction and showed us that at Paracatu, we can achieve amazing things when we work together.”
This is Kinross’ second time purchasing a gently used shovel in recent years, and in doing so, will result in ~$10 million capital expenditures reduction by putting the shovel in operation at a shorter lead time than if purchased new.