ABB Signs Services Pact with Mining Firm

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 @ 12:03 PM gHale


Canadian mining company, Goldcorp, inked a 3-year service agreement with ABB for their ring-geared mill drive (RMD) in the Cerro Negro mine, located in the Santa Cruz province of Argentina.

The pact between ABB and Goldcorp’s experts will help identify risks, make qualified decisions and comprehensively structure and manage available current and historical data to support their plant maintenance strategy.

ABB will make use of their unique remote access platform to enhance the three main aspects of their service contribution:
1) Lifecycle management services
2) Scheduled maintenance services
3) Remote diagnostic services

Services include ongoing technology upgrades and maintenance support. Both focus on extension of equipment life, minimization of unexpected shutdowns and increasing availability of the ring-geared mill drive system at the Goldcorp Cerro Negro plant.