Doña Inés de Collahuasi Mining Company – owned by Anglo American (44%), Glencore (44%) and Japanese consortium (12%) – is included in the "Infrastructure Development and Productive Capacity Enhancement" Environmental Assessment System (SEA) project, which has implications for the addition of current operations, increasing efficiency and productivity in mines located in the Tarapacá region, and is one of the most widely produced copper in the country.
"We have made great efforts to bring the project as strong as possible. We have redesigned several times and we have conducted three rounds of face-to-face consultations with communities in the region, trying to project our company as one of the most modern and efficient in the world, consolidating commitments and our contribution to Tarapacá and the country for the next 20 years. "said Jorge Gómez, CEO of a mining company.
The project considers investments of around US $ 3,200 million in 5 years, and will enable it to preserve almost 19 thousand direct and indirect jobs that it generates. In addition, the company said that they would need around 2 thousand additional people who would be gradually integrated into the construction phase.
This will also enable maximizing the use of Collahuasi's main assets, in line with the process optimization phase that has been experienced in the past six years, enabling it to produce in the future, close to 710 thousand tons of fine copper per year, according to the company's estimates.
According to Collahuasi, projects submitted to processing involve three years of design and realization of more than 120 meetings and field visits with the community.