Water deal struck for Los Bronces

Anglo American said that, after talks and an agreement with a Chilean water desalination provider, it has secured the supply of desalinated water – which will meet nearly half of its needs – for its Los Bronces open-pit copper mine in the country. Anglo American base metals business CEO Ruben Fernandes said that the miner has a target to reduce…

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Anglo’s Quellaveco marks first copper

Anglo American’s Quellaveco, which is set to increase Peru’s copper production by up to 10% in full operations, has marked the milestone of first copper concentrate production in the Moquegua region. The benchmark comes ahead of the mine’s receipt of its final regulatory clearance for commercial operations to begin. Mine development head Tom McCulley said the achievement was on time…

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Colombia production, exports up in 2021: ACM

The Colombian Mining Association (ACM) has reportedly verified a year-on-year rise in mining production and exports during the 2021 calendar year and are projecting a 10% increase in mineral output over this year as well. The ACM recently told Reuters that coal production last year totaled 59.6 million tonnes, an increase from 49.3 Mt in 2020. Its data, which consulted…

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ABB, Atalaya link up for LTSA

ABB confirmed it has signed a long-term service agreement (LTSA) with Atalaya Mining’s SAG mill availability and performance optimization project at Project Riotinto in Andalucia, southwest Spain. The company has combined its gearless mill drive (GMD) with ongoing lifecycle management support and a digital condition monitoring solution under the newly inked deal. Project Riotinto, which produces copper concentrates and silver…

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