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MINING SHOVEL NEWS Second 4100BOSS Goes to Suncor

FORT McMURRAY, Alta. SUNCOR ENERGY has ordered a second P&H 4100BOSS shovel for its oil sands project. Suncor als...


FORT McMURRAY, Alta. SUNCOR ENERGY has ordered a second P&H 4100BOSS shovel for its oil sands project. Suncor also a pair of P&H 4100TS shovels in the mine.

Suncor’s new shovel will be shipped from the P&H factory at the end of September 2003. P&H MinePro Services Canada will erect and commission the shovel by the end of the year. P&H MinePro is providing parts and component life cycle management services throughout the 98,000 hours (14 years) of the shovel’s anticipated operation.

Since Suncor put its first 4100TS into operation in 1998, the machine has averaged an impressive 7,300 operating hours per year. No wonder P&H sells a new shovel to oil sands producers every five months. All told, there are 12 P&H 4100s working in the Canadian oil sands. In recognition of the growing number of its shovels, P&H MinePro is opening a new service and distribution facility in Fort McMurray.

To learn more about P&H MinePro, go to www.minepro.com. Look under "What’s New" and learn how to increase dragline productivity up to 30%, too.


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