We’ve won a major order with Chinese industrial equipment specialist Dalian Huarui, to supply Brazilian mining group Vale with advanced cable reel systems for stacker/reclaimers. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is the general contractor for the deal, and the end user is global mining company Vale. Headquartered in Brazil, Vale is one of the world’s largest mining concerns, with some 100,000 employees and outsourced workers.
We will supply 11 high-voltage cable reels and cables with lengths of up to 600 metres for use on stacker/reclaimers, while also providing expert on-site commissioning and training support. The first three units are due for delivery in October, while the remaining eight will be delivered throughout the first three months of 2010.
We won the order in the face of stiff competition, but were able to provide a system that met all the customer’s requirements at a competitive price. It’s quite an exciting challenge to be involved so international a project – Brazil, China and Japan.