Home / Metal News / Copper / Full resumption of production at Chuquicamata Refinery owned by Codelco and postponement of expected restart in the third quarter
Full resumption of production at Chuquicamata Refinery owned by Codelco and postponement of expected restart in the third quarter
Jul 4,2019 10:36CST
translation
Source:SMM
Codelco has again delayed a full resumption of production at its Chuquicamata smelter. The company said that the smelter is currently in a state of local operation, including a flash furnace and an acid plant, and the second acid plant will resume normal operation within 6 days, and the full normal production of the smelter is expected to resume in the third quarter.
The content below was translated by Tencent automatically for reference.

SMM7 4: Chile's national mining company (Codelco) once again postponed its Chuquicamata smelter's comprehensive resumption of production plans.

The company said that the smelter is currently in a state of local operation, including a flash furnace and an acid plant, and the second acid plant will resume normal operation within 6 days, and the full normal production of the smelter is expected to resume in the third quarter.

Rolando Milla, the No. 3 union president of the Chuquicamata copper mine, expects the smelter to resume full capacity by mid-August.

The smelter has been closed for seven months mainly because it failed to meet stricter environmental standards that came into force in December.

And as a result of Codelco's cancellation of its contract with SNC Lanwanling in March to build two new acid plants in the smelter at the Chuquicamata copper mine, the full resumption of production at the smelter has also been delayed.

At the time, Codelco said SNC Lan Wanling had repeatedly committed serious violations of the contract, including delays in payment to subcontractors, delays in construction and quality problems with the project.

Superposition of the previous Chuquicamata copper mine miners carried out a two-week strike, but also affected the normal progress of the project. After the end of the strike, the company is restoring production capacity to normal levels as soon as possible.

Scan QR code and apply to join SMM metal exchange group, please indicate company + name + main business

 

Copper
capacity
price forecast
output

For queries, please contact Frank LIU at liuxiaolei@smm.cn

For more information on how to access our research reports, please email service.en@smm.cn

Related news