Mine pond de-sludging

Location : Chile
Year : 2014

Chuquicamata, or «Chuqui» as it is more familiarly known, is by excavated volume the biggest open pit copper mine in the world, located in the north of Chile. The mine is owned and operated by Codelco, a Chilean state enterprise.


Chuquicamata choose the Dragflow remote controlled dredge DRP18 to clean up the sedimentation of of the water supply plant of the mine.


DRP18 is a safe and reliable dredging solution and will permit to keep in operation this vital part of the production process. This particular unit is also equipped with Dragflow Advanced Control Panel that will permit to record the most important dailty parameters of the machine for early detection of possible failure but also for a detailed analysis of daily operations.