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Toquepala expansion

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Early Works
In Construction
Current Stage Under Construction
Start: 04/2015
Completion: 06/2018
Operation
In production
Start:06/2018
Project Details

Description

The project involves the construction of a new concentrator plant at the Toquepala mine to expand the processing capacity of the existing plant. The Toquepala concentrator expansion is a project that will not require the use of additional fresh water. Water supply will be covered by high efficiency thickeners to recover water from the tailings. Once in operation, the Toquepala expansion will increase annual production capacity of copper, and will also increase molybdenum production. The project also includes increasing storage capacity of the Quebrada Honda tailings dam from 732Mt to 1,876Mt. It is estimated that the project will generate 2,200 jobs during the construction phase and 300 additional jobs once finished, which will add to current 1,500 permanent employees at Toquepala.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Toquepala expansion
Project Type
Copper, Molybdenum
Development Phase
Under Construction
Project Status
Active
Project Capacity
100,000  t/y (tons per year)  Copper
3,100  t/y (tons per year)  Molybdenum
Investment
US$ 1.2bn
Completion Date
2018
Location

 The Toquepala mine is located in southern Peru, in Tacna region, 870km from capital Lima.

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