Allies in the search for gold - Case Study
Courtesy of Hägglunds
Bosch Rexroth Netherlands looks set to play a role in gold mining in the near future. The company has supplied seven Hagglunds drive systems to Marotechniek, a winch manufacturer. The drives will power seven winches in an electric cutter-suction dredge on a vessel owned by a Colombian gold mining company. The vessel is under construction by ROHR-IDRECO, a specialist builder of deep-digging dredgers.
Fulco Vrooland was delighted to receive the order for an electric cutter-suction dredger from Colombian company Mineros Aluvial. "A ship like this appeals to the imagination," explained ROHR-IDRECO`s CEO. "Mineros is a world-class player in gold mining, so we are honoured that this multinational company has entrusted us with the task of building such a crucial component."
That crucial component is a large electric cutter-suction dredge, designed for dredging bottom sediments as part of the gold mining process.