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Effluent treatment plant at the Chuquicamata

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Early Works
Environmental evaluation
Start: 12/2013
Completion: 11/2014
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Under Construction
Start: 11/2016
Completion: 07/2018
Current Stage In operation
Project Details


The project calls for the replacement of an effluent treatment plant at the Chuquicamata copper smelter, located in the Antofagasta region of northern Chile. The new installations will replace the existing plant and will bring more efficiency to how effluents from the gas cleaning plant are treated.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Effluent treatment plant at the Chuquicamata
Project Type
Wastewater treatment plants
Development Phase
In operation
Project Status
Project Capacity
3,840  m3/d (Cubic Meters per day)  Wastewater treatment plants
US$ 68mn
Completion Date

The plant would be developed at the Chuquicamata mine, which is located 15km north of Calama, in northern Antofagasta region. 

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