Updated: Sep 2, 2021
In April this year, Duratray International’s parent company, Conymet Ltda., celebrated 21 years with Zero accidents at the Escondida copper mine site in Antofagasta, Chile.
Conymet staff works under the Dump Bodies Maintenance Contract operating at BHP’s Escondida, 181 km south from the capital of Chile’s Second Region, Antofagasta.
“This milestone not only represents an enormous pride for our company, but also encourages us to continue with stronger commitment to the safety of each one of our employees at the Escondida mine site”, said Conymet Duratray President, Manuel Medel.
This achievement has only been possible thanks to the Conymet staff’s commitment to work safety and the leadership from Escondida’s management.
“We’d like to thank Escondida’s Mobile Equipment Maintenance Manager Oscar Constanzo, and specially the Superintendence of Services and every team member at the Mobile Equipment Maintenance Management for their continuous support and the team work achieved during all these years of building a safety culture with the people at the Conymet Dump Bodies Maintenance Contract” said Medel.
Conymet has a long history working with BHP in Chile. Both companies were leaders in the implementation of the first light weight dump body in the mining industry in Chile in 1996. After this pioneer success, the light weight dump body became the new international mining standard.