In May 2022, Kinross Chile completed the assembly of the new mobile tailings stacker at La Coipa!
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The new tailings stacker was one of the first improvements identified in the Phase 7 project due to a long lead-time in the delivery of the materials from Germany to Chile. The new stacker will increase operating performance by bringing new improvements to La Coipa, including increasing the size of the stacker to 500 metres. It will also be controlled by a single operator in a technical operating room with various sensors and cameras to help monitor the stacker and surrounding areas.
“This project presented us with a number of challenges, from getting the structure safely to the mine site while navigating the winding, hilly roads leading to La Coipa, to maintaining operation of the plant during the transition from one stacker to the next,” said Guillermo Olivares, General Manager, La Coipa. “We are very proud of the team at La Coipa and thank our partners who worked with us to ensure we maintained operations without stoppage while following health and safety best practices. Congratulations to our team!”