The Los Pelambres mine expansion plan EIA of Antofagasta was approved
On February 14, the regional government in Coquimbo, Chile, said the cosponsored $ 1.1 billion expansion plan at Los Pelambres, the Chilean-based maker Antofagasta, has been approved by the local environmental regulator.
The project is the mine's third phase of infrastructure upgrades, the purpose of which is to seek to eat 该 该 copper ore output in the vicinity of 400,000 tons per year.
The company said the project also includes the construction of a desalination plant near Los Vilos harbor and the construction of a new ore dressing plant and other infrastructure for the mine.
Antofagasta, a London-listed company, said the plan still needs to be approved by the company's board of directors before it can be formally promoted.
Chile is the world's largest copper producer.