Ausdrill Awarded Contract Extension
Liebherr commenced operations in Ghana in 1997, then as a subsidiary of Liebherr Australia. Liebherr made this move at the request of Ausdrill, who wanted to use (3 x 994’s,1 x984) Liebherr machines in Ghana with West African Mining Services (WAMS) and then African Mining Services (AMS).
This positive relationship has grown over the years and by the end of 2011 the Liebherr machine population will be 27 in West Africa with AMS.
The R994-200 was a great machine for Liebherr and AMS but was recently superseded by the R9250.
The R9250 mining excavator integrates the latest technology to perform efficiently in all types of mining environments. Even under the hardest conditions, it achieves high productivity. Liebherr’s electronic machine control, also known as “Litronic”, contributes to fast loading cycles and easy control, even if multiple movements are required at the same time. The electronic control of the hydraulic system enhances pressure and flow distribution as a function of the machine movement.
In September 2011 the first R9250 excavator sold to AMS was commissioned at the newest Gold Mine in Ghana, owned and operated by Perseus Mining (Ghana) Limited and where AMS holds a 63 month surface mining contract. This machine has an operating weight of 250,000 kgs with 1,287 engine horsepower and a 13.5 m³ bucket.
Liebherr and AMS are very happy to continue their strong relationship and are excited with the imminent commissioning of this new machine.