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MMX said it has determined that AVG's production capacity could be increased from 2.3 million mt/y to 5.8 million mt/y, as a result of technical and due diligence studies; and that it believes AVG also could increase overall efficiency and productivity through improvements in AVG's operational processes, replacement of aging equipment, and implementation of maintenance procedures and routines. Andrew Greig, president of Bechtel Mining & Metals, noted that, "Working with a world class company like Xstrata to develop a replicable copper concentrator design for their portfolio of projects has the potential to fundamentally change the way projects are delivered in the copper industry."
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