DavyMarkham finalises £10m HudBay mining project

DavyMarkham has announced the completion of a £10m international mining project.

In a statement the company said it designed, manufactured and delivered three complete mine hoists to Canadian company HudBay Minerals, which is developing an underground copper, gold and zinc mine in rural Manitoba.

DavyMarkham won the £8m contract to supply three hoists, which consist of a 16ft-diameter double-drum production hoist, capable of hoisting a 16-tonne payload from a depth of 1,000m; a 14-ft-diameter double-drum service hoist, with a payload capacity of 12 tonnes; and an 8ft-diameter single-drum auxiliary hoist.

The mechanical equipment for the three hoists was fabricated, machined and assembled at DavyMarkham’s workshop in Sheffield, before being packed and secured for shipping.

The company also won a £2m contract for the installation and commissioning of all the equipment on site.