Press Release

Antapaccay Mine Starts Drill Automation

Bnamericas Published: Monday, December 26, 2022

By Antapaccay-Glencore

December 26, 2022

This is a machine translation of the original press release issued in Spanish

Marking a milestone for the entire Glencore group, Antapaccay began the process of automating its drilling rigs. This technological advance will allow the equipment to be operated remotely from the control room.

The implementation of this technology will ensure constant operating cycles; keep operators out of dangerous operating zone conditions and improve real-time data acquisition to optimize rig performance.

In addition, the control of the high-precision drill allows optimizing the size of the fragmentation of the material broken by blasting for the loading, hauling, and crushing processes; reducing the costs of the production process.

With great satisfaction, the company announced that in this process the protagonists are the workers, the majority from Espinar, who thanks to the training process are the first multi-brand autonomous drilling rig operators in Peru.

"We are proud of the implementation of this initiative and even more, we set a milestone at a global level," said Carlos Cotera, general manager of Antapaccay, highlighting the versatility of the workers that has allowed them to transition from a conventional operation to a technological one.

Subscribe to the most trusted business intelligence platform in Latin America. Let us show you our solutions for Suppliers, Contractors, Operators, Government, Legal, Financial and Insurance.

Subscribe to Latin America’s most trusted business intelligence platform.

Other projects in: Mining & Metals (Peru)

Get critical information about thousands of Mining & Metals projects in Latin America: what stages they're in, capex, related companies, contacts and more.

  • Project: San Luis
  • Current stage: Blurred
  • Updated: 3 weeks ago
  • Project: Pucamayo
  • Current stage: Blurred
  • Updated: 2 weeks ago
  • Project: Antilla
  • Current stage: Blurred
  • Updated: 3 weeks ago
  • Project: Los Calatos
  • Current stage: Blurred
  • Updated: 3 weeks ago

Other companies in: Mining & Metals (Peru)

Get critical information about thousands of Mining & Metals companies in Latin America: their projects, contacts, shareholders, related news and more.

  • Company: Stracon S.A.  (Stracon)
  • STRACON, a provider of integral mining and construction services in Latin America, covers all stages of a mining project, from planning, development, construction, operation, to...
  • Company: Bechtel Perú S.R.L  (Bechtel Perú)
  • Bechtel Peru is the local subsidiary of Bechtel, a global engineering, construction and project management company based in Reston, Virginia, United States. Bechtel has worked i...
  • Company: Minera Aurifera Retamas S.A.  (Marsa)
  • Minera Aurifera Retamas (Marsa) is a Peruvian mining company engaged in the mining and production of gold and silver. The company operates the San Andrés mine, located in La Lib...
  • Company: Shougang Hierro Perú S.A.A.  (Shougang Perú)
  • Shougang Hierro Perú S.A.A., a subsidiary of Chinese steel group Shougang Co., is Peru's only iron ore producer. The Lima-based company operates the Marcona mine in Ica region, ...