Atlas Copco secures Colombia hydropower contract
29 November 2012
Atlas Copco is expanding its presence in South America with a US$ 10 million contract win to supply equipment for the second phase of Colombia’s largest hydropower project, Ituango.
The contract - signed by the CCC Ituango consortium consisting of Camargo Correa from Brazil, and Conconcreto and Coninsa from Colombia - is the biggest received by Atlas Copco Colombia in its 26 years of operation.
The deal comprises 28 machines for underground, surface and exploration drilling, loading, and stationary and portable compressors.
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.