Pit Viper 351 rigs for Sishen Mine

2012 Sep 07

Atlas Copco has received a record order in South Africa to deliver Pit Viper 351 blasthole drill rigs. The order is from Kumba Iron Ore Ltd., owned by Anglo American.

SOUTH AFRICA The PV-351 will be supplied to their Sishen Mine located in Kathu, 620 km south west of Johannesburg, with all units due to be in operation by March 2013.

Atlas Copco was recently identified by Anglo American as one of two preferred suppliers of surface drill rigs with a drill diameter larger than 165 mm. Sishen, one of the seven largest open pit mines in the world, already has ten PV-351 rigs.

?We are proud to have been chosen as a strategic long-term partner to Anglo American and we look forward to building the relationship further,? says Bob Fassl, Business Area President, Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique. ?The PV-351 has a good reputation among our customers and we see great interest in this product from mining companies around the world.?

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.