The Quellaveco open pit copper project contains reserves of 938Mt of copper and molybdenum ore. The project is currently at the feasibility stage, with potential start up in 2016. It is scheduled to be at full capacity in 2017 and will require 4,500 workers during the construction phase and will then generate 1,700 jobs during the ensuing operational phase.
Once the project is ramped up to full production, Quellaveco will produce 225,000t/y copper, with molybdenum and silver by-products.
Quellaveco is a JV between Anglo American (81.9%) and Mitsubishi Corp. (18.1%), and is operated by the former through its local subsidiary Anglo American Quellaveco S.A.
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|Primary activities, subsector||Mining|
|Secondary activities||Copper Mining|