Leidos Purchased 3 METSO-OUTOTEC Machines From Wagner For Use In Antarctica!
Lokotrack end-to-end solution
Weather conditions in Antarctica can make a logistics challenge for such a large construction project, with supplies only arriving once a year. There was over a year of lead time between contract award and delivery of equipment, Leidos knew it needed the backing of a flexible plant design.
With a proven track record of reliability and durability, METSO-OUTOTEC and Wagner Equipment Co. worked together to offer a winning solution, including:
- A thorough winterization package
- The most comprehensive recommended spare parts list with data to support maintenance, plus wear parts
- An end-to-end solution
In addition to equipment winterization, METSO-OUTOTEC prepared its maintenance and spare parts offering so that everything conceivable would be anticipated and serviced independently on site.
“METSO-OUTOTEC made a variety of changes, especially for the climate conditions, such as installing a central J-box to plug to external generators when not in use to help heat all fluids, batteries, etc.” explains Richard Sack, Crushing and Screening Sales, Wagner. “METSO-OUTOTEC also insulated all hoses and installed arctic belting to be ready for the harsh conditions.”
“So far, METSO-OUTOTEC’s equipment is getting the job done beyond our expectations,” says David DesAutels, Leidos-ASC fleet analyst.