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Esperanza, Fourth Optimization Project

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Early Works
Environmental & Social evaluation
Start: 06/2013
Completion: 11/2013
In Construction
Operation
Current Stage In production
Start:12/2016
Project Details

Description

The project entails boosting the mine's throughput to an average of 105,000t/d copper with a maximum set at 110,000t/d via the optimization of existing facilities. The optimizations planned for this purpose include constructing a new fine crushing plant and expand the service life of the existing one. At the same time, the initiative includes implementing a new cleaning stage into the operation, increasing the capacity of existing concentrate thickening and constructing a sodium metabisulfite addition plant. Finally, considers constructing a new thickener and incorporating a 3.2MW backup power generation plant.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Esperanza, Fourth Optimization Project
Project Type
Copper
Development Phase
In production
Project Status
Active
Project Capacity
 t/y (tons per year)  Copper
Investment
US$ 430mn
Completion Date
2016
Lifespan
25
Location

Works of the project are located at Minera Esperanza’s mine-plant sector, which is located 30km of Sierra Gorda, in Chile’s region II.

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