Sandvik's AutoMine gets the nod at El Teniente

COPPER producer Codelco has chosen Sandvik Tamrock's AutoMine system to automate LHD fleets in two sectors as part of the El Teniente development plan.

El Teniente is one of the world's largest underground mines and the next phase of development will increase copper production to 480,000t per annum from 350,000tpa.