Finning International Inc.‘s Canadian division has been selected as the mining equipment supplier by Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. for their Mt. Milligan mine northwest of Prince George, B.C. As part of this agreement, Finning will supply mining trucks, support equipment, parts and specialized maintenance labour to the location.
The 42 machines include Caterpillar 793F mining trucks and support equipment, which will be delivered to Thompson Creek’s Mt. Milligan copper-gold mine throughout 2012.
"We are extremely proud to partner with Thompson Creek as they begin developing their Mt. Milligan mine," said Dave Parker, president of Finning Canada. "Our dedication to customer satisfaction has earned us the leading equipment supplier position in the mining sector and we look forward to demonstrating that commitment to Thompson Creek."
Currently under construction, Mt. Milligan is a conventional truck and shovel open pit mine. Production is scheduled to commence in 2013 with average annual metal production of 81 million pounds of copper and 194,000 ounces of gold over a projected 22-year mine life.