Minera Chinalco Peru Selects Global Crossing as its Technology and Telecommunications Provideradmin
Global Crossing, a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced that Minera Chinalco Peru, a subsidiary of the Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco) — a multinational polymetallic mining company — has acquired an extensive portfolio of technology and telecommunications solutions for the development of its copper megaproject Toromocho.
Minera Chinalco Peru is developing one of the most important copper production projects worldwide, with an estimated total investment of US $2.2 billion.
“Given the magnitude of the project, we needed a strategic alliance with a company capable of providing the necessary expertise and skills to implement a technological integration between Lima, the mining camp and Chinalco’s headquarters in Beijing,” said Yvan Garcia, IT manager of the mining company.
“This experience illustrates the complete service portfolio that Global Crossing can offer to multinational companies. In addition, it reaffirms our leadership as a carrier and technology provider in the mining sector,” stated Dante Passalacqua, Global Crossing’s Sales and Services vice-president in Peru.
Data transmission, Internet, international connections, collaboration, managed security and telephony services in Lima are among the services that Global Crossing has implemented in Minera Chinalco Peru.
“Furthermore, all the services of the mining company operate from our data center in Lima, assuring information availability and operations continuity in the company,” highlighted Passalacqua.
“The acquisition of these services is key to the company’s activities. Minera Chinalco Peru will now be ready for the first phase of the mine in 2009,” said Yvan Garcia. “This phase entails the implementation of a communications technology ring for the Toromocho Project, providing high-speed land networks, alternative satellite contingency networks and real-time connectivity between Lima and Beijing.”