ABB wins hoist order

December 16, 2011

Zurich, Switzerland, September 14, 2011. ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won an $11 million order to supply a complete ore hoisting solution for Xstrata Copper’s Ernest Henry Mining (EHM) copper-gold operation in north-west Queensland, Australia. The tower-mounted hoist will transport ore for EHM’s new underground mine and play a key role in securing the long-term future of the operation by extending its life of mine by 12 years. The order was booked in the first quarter of 2011.

ABB was selected for this project because of our unique position as a sole-supplier of complete mine hoist systems, and mining industry expertise, to provide a complete solution that will help this operation develop, thrive and profit well into the future, said Axel Kuhr, country manager for ABB in Australia. ABB has delivered more than 600 new mine hoist systems worldwide; our design represents the industry benchmark for mine hoist safety, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness.


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