Metso will deliver a EUR 7 million, 38 feeder order to the major Mexican copper min Buenavista del Cobre, owned by Grupo Mexico. The order will assist in doubling the mine’s capacity of copper concentrate by securing prompt copper ore feed flow in the mine extension project. The belt feeders will be installed at Beunavista del Cobre’s Cananea copper mine, located in Sonora, Mexico. To assist with the installation and future servicing, Metso will open a new, fully equipped service hub at the mine site.Alejandro Castillo, Capital Project Sales Manager, Metso said “This belt feeder order follows ourminerals processing equipment contract with Beunavist. The client wanted a reliable, reputable partner to secure the productivity targets of the new mine expansion.”The delivery of Metso’s equipment to the Buenavista del Cobre copper mine will be completed during March 2014 with start-up in August 2014. The belt-type feeder order comprises equipment capable of meeting all copper ore feeding challenges after the mine expansion. Five of the feeders have a capacity of 1260 t/hr and eight have a capacity of 918 t/hr with a further sixteen 575 t/hr. The feeders will be installed as part of the copper concentrator expansion project that is targeting a capacity increase of 110,000 tons per day. After the project, the mine will be able to process up to 200,000 t of copper ore daily.