Atlas Copco this week received an order valued at U.S. $10 million to supply equipment for the second phase of Colombia’s largest hydropower project, Ituango. The contract is the biggest received by Atlas Copco Colombia in its 26 years of operation.
Atlas Copco will deliver 28 machines for underground, surface and exploration drilling, loading as well as stationary and portable compressors. The customer is the CCC Ituango consortium, consisting of Camargo Correa from Brazil, and Conconcreto and Coninsa from Colombia. The order was booked in the fourth quarter and the equipment is to be delivered over the coming year.
“Colombia is an increasingly important market for Atlas Copco and we are pleased to be able to meet local demand for products and services related to infrastructure and civil engineering projects,” said Bob Fassl, business area president, Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique.
Atlas Copco is a maker of compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area provides equipment for drilling and rock excavation, a complete range of related consumables and service.