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Andina 244 expansion project Cancelled

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Early Works
Current Stage: Environmental & Social evaluation
Start: 02/2011
Completion: 08/2015
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Project Details


The project seeks to expand by 150,000t/d (annual average) the ore processing capacity at Andina division, reaching a maximum of 180,000t/d. As a result, processing capacity will increase from 92,000t to 244,000t/d, being able to reach up to 272,000t/d. Thus, Andina's average annual copper production will increase by about 400,000t to 600,000t/y. The project covers a total area close to 3,280ha. The construction phase is scheduled to last six years, the operation phase will last 65, and closure, two to three years. Andina 244 is the only structural project that adds new production for Codelco, as the rest of the projects – including the underground transformation of Chuquicamata, the new mine level at El Teniente and the RT Sulfuros expansion of Radomiro Tomic – involve replacing depleting deposits.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Andina 244 expansion project
Project Type
Copper, Underground mining
Development Phase
Environmental & Social evaluation
Project Status
Project Capacity
330,000  t/y (tons per year)  Copper
 Underground mining
US$ 6.8bn
Completion Date

Andina is located 38km from the city of Los Andes and 50km northeast of capital Santiago, high in the Andes mountains of Chile's Valparaíso region (V).

* The map coordinates represent the approximate latitude and longitude, and not the exact location of the project.

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Communications Director
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Andina Project Portfolio Manager
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