Antamina Will Invest $180M in Copper Concentrator

Compania Mineria Antamina has submitted a Sustainable Technical Report to improve the operation of its copper processing plant at Yanacancha in Peru, for review and approval before the National Service of Environmental Certification for Sustainable Investments (SENACE), an office attached to the Ministry of the Environment of Peru.

The project seeks to optimize the efficiency of its production process at the Yanacancha facilities, in the Ancash region, by optimizing equipment and modifying auxiliary components in its concentrator plant, which consists of improving the pebble or crushing circuit of coarse ore and the selective flotation circuit. The investment involves an approximate outlay of $180 million and there are no plans to disturb new areas or expand its current processing capacity of 175,000 metric tons per day.

In addition to the optimization of the concentrator, the main modifications also include the installation of a new belt for the transport and crushing system, as well as new workshops, warehouses and offices.

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