El Abra Project

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El Abra Project services for the 14 km copper ore conveyor included: downhills, tunnel, splice design, dynamic testing, forensic testing and design audit.

Year Built: 1998
Location: Cyprus Minerals, El Abra Mine, Chile
Conveyor Length: 23.588 km
Power: 8,775 kW
Tonnage: 8,600 tph
Belt Strength:  ST-3150 N/mm
Belt Speed:  4.7 m/s
Material Conveyed: Copper Ore
Interesting features:
–   The 9 km downhill is equipped with four 1800 kW wound rotor motor drives.
–   485 m elevation


El Abra Project was last modified: May 5th, 2016 by CDI