Cavotec MSL wins major cable reel equipment order for Brazilian mining group Vale
Global engineering group, Cavotec MSL, has won a major order with Chinese industrial equipment specialist Dalian Huarui, to supply Brazilian mining group Vale with advanced cable reel systems for stacker/reclaimers.
“This order boosts Cavotec’s presence on the Brazilian market and consolidates the group’s position in China, where Cavotec enjoys a long-standing relationship with Dalian Huarui,” says Cavotec Shanghai Managing Director, Gustavo Miller. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is the general contractor for the deal, and the end user is global mining company Vale. Headquartered in Brazil, Vale is one of the world’s largest mining concerns, with some 100,000 employees and outsourced workers. Cavotec will supply 11 high-voltage cable reels and cables with lengths of up to 600 metres for use on stacker/reclaimers. Cavotec will also provide expert on-site commissioning and training support. The first three units are due for delivery in October, while the remaining eight will be delivered throughout the first three months of 2010. “We are delighted to be involved in this project – one that builds on Cavotec Latin America’s successes in the cable reel market,” says Andrea Della Bianca, Managing Director, Cavotec Latin America. In recent years, Cavotec has supplied cable reel systems to several original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for installation on machines used by Vale at facilities across Brazil. Dalian Huarui is a leading industrial equipment group, supplying heavy-duty machinery to the ports, mining and energy sectors. Cavotec won the order in the face of stiff competition, but the group was able to provide a system that met all the customer’s requirements at a competitive price.