Leidos Purchased 3 METSO 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 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 prepared its maintenance and spare parts offering so that everything conceivable would be anticipated and serviced independently on site.
“METSO 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 also insulated all hoses and installed arctic belting to be ready for the harsh conditions.”
“So far, METSO's equipment is getting the job done beyond our expectations,” says David DesAutels, Leidos-ASC fleet analyst.