Cat® Dealer Congo Equipment Supplies 7.7 MW of Power Solutions to Tenke Fungurume Mining’s Operations in Central Africa

For Worldwide Release: November 2020 
Release Number: LEXE20087-00

DEERFIELD, IL –Caterpillar Inc. today announced that Tenke Fungurume Mining Corp. has selected Cat® dealer Congo Equipment to provide power solutions for the company’s copper and cobalt mining operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Congo Equipment installed and commissioned 14 Cat DE550 diesel generator sets to supply a total of 7.7 MW of standby and prime power for mining operations, ore processing, crew support, and administrative functions. Congo Equipment also provides on-site support to Tenke Fungurume Mining by deploying technicians available around the clock and operating a component rebuild center.

Tenke Fungurume Mining is Africa’s leading copper producer and the top miner of cobalt in the world. Approximately 180 km (112 miles) northwest of the city of Lubumbashi, its mining operations currently employ more than 8,000 local Congolese citizens on a full-time basis.

Caterpillar and the Cat dealer network offer power systems for mines ranging from the largest surface and underground operations down to the smallest quarries. The solutions are engineered to keep operations running reliably and efficiently while enabling the mine operator to provide enhanced security and a safer working environment to its crew members.

Caterpillar delivers innovative power systems engineered for durability, reliability, and value. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and service available globally through the Cat authorized service and dealer network. In addition, dealer technicians are trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment.

For more information, visit www.cat.com/powergeneration or e-mail Electric_Power@cat.com.

Delivery of Cat® DE550 diesel generator set to Tenke Fungurume Mining
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Delivery of Cat® DE550 diesel generator set to Tenke Fungurume Mining

Delivery of Cat® DE550 diesel generator set to Tenke Fungurume Mining

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About Congo Equipment

Since 2007, Congo Equipment has been the exclusive Cat dealer meeting infrastructure needs in the provinces of Upper Katanga, Lualaba, Upper Lomami, and Tanganyika. We provide distribution and maintenance of Cat machinery, equipment and generator sets. Congo Equipment also directly supplies equipment, for the mining, construction, and energy industries. Visit https://www.congo-equipment.com/

About Caterpillar

Since 1925, Caterpillar Inc. has been helping our customers build a better world – making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2019 sales and revenues of $53.8 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Services offered throughout the product life cycle, cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise set Caterpillar apart, providing exceptional value to help our customers succeed. The company principally operates through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries, and Energy & Transportation – and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.

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