Mining company Doña Inés de Collahuasi, owned by Anglo American (44%), Glencore (44%) and the Japanese consortium (12%), was included in the Environmental Assessment System (SEA) of the Infrastructure Development and Improvement of Production Capacity project, which means adding to current operation, improving the efficiency and productivity of the mine, located in the Tarapak region, and one of the most produced copper in the country.
“We have put a lot of effort into presenting the most reliable project possible. We rewrote it several times, and we held three rounds of preliminary consultations with the communities of the region, trying to make our company one of the most modern and efficient in the world, consolidating our commitment and contribution to Tarapaca and the country over the next 20 years. years, "said Jorge Gomez, CEO of the mining company.
The project provides for an investment of about 3,200 million US dollars over 5 years and will save almost 19,000 direct and indirect jobs that it creates. In addition, the company is told that they will need about 2 thousand additional people who will gradually integrate during the construction phase.
It would also maximize the use of Collahuasi’s core assets in line with the process optimization process that it had experienced over the past six years, which would allow it to produce about 710,000 tons of fine copper per year in the future, according to the company’s estimates.
According to Collahuasi, the project submitted for processing included three years of designing and conducting more than 120 meetings and field visits with communities.