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BHP to pay compensation for Escondida water use Mining

Bhp To Pay Compensation For Escondida Water Use Mining

Jun 04, 2021 BHP to pay compensation for Escondida water use BHP has agreed to pay at least US81 million in compensation for past use of water from the Punta Negra salar for its Escondida mine in Chile. The mine has only used desalinated seawater for its operations since 2020.

BHP on how Spence Growth Option is helping take mining

Bhp On How Spence Growth Option Is Helping Take Mining

Dec 17, 2020 SGO was developed and designed from the start with this imperative, drawing on the experience of Minera Escondida, which constructed its Organic Growth Project OGP1, comprising a new concentrator plant, and its Escondida Water Supply EWS project, involving a 2,500 litre per second desalination plant to cover increased processing.

BHP to buy Norilsks Honeymoon Well nickel project in

Bhp To Buy Norilsks Honeymoon Well Nickel Project In

Jun 19, 2020 In March 2020, BHP said it has completed the Escondida water supply expansion EWSE project at its Minera Escondida mine in Chile. The expansion project is said to increase the desalination capacity of the mine, providing with desalinated water for 100 of its needs, and protecting local groundwater resources.

MicroSCADA at OGP1 Copper Mine Chile aspecto

Microscada At Ogp1 Copper Mine Chile Aspecto

Escondida is the worlds largest copper mine and produces about 5 percent of global supply.The Escondida Copper mine project was initially created to place the Los Colorados concentrator with a new facility - Organic Growth Project 1 or OGP1 - adjacent to the Laguna Seca concentrator.The original scope included decommissioning and demolishing Los Colorados, and building the new plant to

Major Mines amp Projects Escondida Mine

Major Mines Amp Projects Escondida Mine

The Escondida porphyry copper deposit, located in northern Chile, was one of the two largest copper producers of the world in the 1990s. The hydrothermal evolution of this deposit is associated with the emplacement of a late Eocene- Oligocene quartz monzonitic to granodioritic intrusive stock complex composed of at least three intrusive phases and hosted by Paleocene andesite.

Strike threat looms at BHPs Escondida and Spence copper

Strike Threat Looms At Bhps Escondida And Spence Copper

May 10, 2021 The threat of a strike impacting operations of Spence and Escondida - the worlds largest copper mine - comes at a time of record high prices for the red metal and tight supply

BEST PRACTICES AND EFFICIENT USE OF WATER IN

Best Practices And Efficient Use Of Water In

Michilla Mine, Escondida Mines Coloso Plant, Spence Mine, Candelaria Mine, Pelambres Mine and CODELCO Norte. These good practices include technological alternatives, as well as management models for the efficient use of water resources at the mine. In conclusion, I want to acknowledge the effort of all those who were involved in

Marcelino Fern225ndez Unda Principal Mine Automation at

Marcelino Fern225ndez Unda Principal Mine Automation At

Marcelino performed the Specialist Mechanical Engineer role in the Engineering area of the Escondida Water Supply Project in its Execution phase. He was responsible for the mechanical discipline managing the purchases of materials related to marine works, pre-treatment, reagents and reverse osmosis.

Ronald Hedley Senior Supervisor Tailing Dam amp Well Field

Ronald Hedley Senior Supervisor Tailing Dam Amp Well Field

Responsible of water supply operations for Escondida Mine Open pit copper mine located at the Atacama Desert in north of Chile. Managing water supply and water treatment facilities to support 450 Ktpd of total throughput. Leader of a 20 people team Company employees and contractors

Water a major disrupter to copper supply CRU

Water A Major Disrupter To Copper Supply Cru

Oct 19, 2020 The operation also utilises SXEW technology and therefore uses 50 less water than a conventional concentrator. However, the move to mining sulphides and associated requirement for a concentrator will require a desalination plant. Water supply issues are nothing new for Chilean copper mining operations.

Second major desalination plant inaugurated at Escondida

Second Major Desalination Plant Inaugurated At Escondida

Apr 11, 2018 SANTIAGO, Chile Mining giant BHP Billiton has inaugurated another desalination plant at its Escondida mine in Chile in a bid to wean itself off of freshwater. Costing US3,430 million, the development will provide 215,000 m3day of desalinated water for mining activities in a bid to eventually reduce the sites dependent on aquifers.

Copper Sea Water to the Rescue AME

Copper Sea Water To The Rescue Ame

Majority-owner BHP Billiton expects the new plant and water recovery programs to reduce the mines fresh water consumption by more than 50 from 2018. The increased water supply will allow Escondida to operate three concentrators, with the increased throughput to offset copper grade decline and sustain 1.2Mtpa of copper production for a decade.

Strike at BHPs Chile copper mine continues union opposes

Strike At Bhps Chile Copper Mine Continues Union Opposes

May 28, 2021 A strike by a union of remote operations workers at BHPs Escondida and Spence copper mines in Chile entered its second day on Friday, as the company uses replacement workers to ensure continued ...

Escondida opts for TankCells Mining Magazine

Escondida Opts For Tankcells Mining Magazine

Dec 14, 2009 Outotec has signed an agreement to deliver TankCell flotation columns for the improvement of production at the Los Colorados and Laguna Seca concentrator plants at BHP Billitons Minera Escondida copper mine in Chile.

Escondida Water Supply project EWS BNamericas

Escondida Water Supply Project Ews Bnamericas

The construction of the desalination facility seeks to ensure continuous water supply for the operations of Chilean copper miner Minera Escondida as its water use increases upon completion of the ...

Access To Drinking Water Sustainable Copper

Access To Drinking Water Sustainable Copper

The aim of the project was to ensure continued water supply to Escondida, as water use increased with the completion of the 152,000 tonnes per day OGP1 copper concentrator. Construction of the new desalination facility commenced in July 2013 and includes the development of two pipelines, four high-pressure pump stations, a reservoir at the mine ...

Mining Firms Move Forward on 343Billion Desal Plant

Mining Firms Move Forward On 343billion Desal Plant

Nov 06, 2013 Mining firms BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto are moving ahead on a planned 3.43-billion water-supply project for the Escondida copper mine in Chiles high desert

Mining giants invest bn in desalination facility

Mining Giants Invest Bn In Desalination Facility

Aug 17, 2021 BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto are investing in a 3.43 billion desalination facility to ensure continued water supply to the Escondida mine in Chile. BHP Billiton, which has a 57.5 share in the mine, will contribute 1.97 billion towards the project, while

NEWS RELEASE For personal use only

News Release For Personal Use Only

The project will ensure continued water supply to Escondida, as water use increases upon completion of the 152,000 tonne per day OGP1 copper concentrator. Construction of the new desalination facility will commence in July 2013 and will include the

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Escondida Organic Growth Project Brownfields expansion with a new concentrator Antamina Expansion Mill expansion with new SAGBallFlotation circuits Escondida Water Supply Pipeline, power systems, and Desal plant 2500 lsec

Escondida mine Chile Mining Weekly

Escondida Mine Chile Mining Weekly

Jun 10, 2016 Brief Description In terms of production, Escondida is the largest copper mine in the world.It features two opencut pits, which currently supply the Laguna Seca and Los Colorados concentrator ...

Scaling Sustainability through Desalinization

Scaling Sustainability Through Desalinization

BHPs New Water Treatment Plant at Minera Escondida Makes Mining History. The Challenge. From cooling and dust suppression to beneficiation the treatment of raw material to improve physical or chemical properties especially in preparation for smelting and concentration, sustainable water use is essential to copper miners as market demands grow while ore bodies decline at projects across ...

Union at BHPs Escondida copper mine calls for strike

Union At Bhps Escondida Copper Mine Calls For Strike

May 12, 2021 BHP and Rio Tintos giant Escondida copper mine in Chile, where the union has called a strike. AP. BHP owns 57.5 per cent of the giant Escondida mine, which is

Keliber applied for environmental and water permits for

Keliber Applied For Environmental And Water Permits For

Jan 02, 2013 Kelibers applications for environmental permits for the mine and the concentrator are in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 5272014. In addition, an application for a water management permit in accordance with the Water Act 5872011 will also be made to grant the use of water from the river K yh joki.

Rio and BHP approve massive water investment at Escondida mine

Rio And Bhp Approve Massive Water Investment At Escondida Mine

Jul 26, 2013 The project will see the construction of a 2500 litre per second plant at the mine, which will ensure a sustainable supply of water for the 152 000 tonne per day OGP1 copper concentrator.

Escondida mega plant poised to produce water in March

Escondida Mega Plant Poised To Produce Water In March

Jan 25, 2017 The mega desalination plant project kicked off in 2013, with a view to increasing water supply at Escondida copper mine to support future expansion, including installation of a new copper concentrator. BHP recorded 3.43 billion of capital expenditure on the desalination plant in the six months to 31 December 2016, saying that the project had ...

Partners approve new seawater International Mining

Partners Approve New Seawater International Mining

Jul 26, 2013 The project will provide a sustainable supply of water for the new 152,000 td OGP1 copper concentrator approved in February 2012, while minimising Escondidas reliance on the regions aquifers. Construction will commence in July 2013 with commissioning scheduled in 2017.

BHP and Rio Tinto to invest 3bn in water desalination

Bhp And Rio Tinto To Invest 3bn In Water Desalination

Jul 28, 2013 The plant will bring down the mines reliance on domestic aquifers, and also address the likely rise in water usage when the 152,000t a day OGP1 copper concentrator goes on stream. BHP Billiton president Peter Beaven said that securing a sustainable water supply is a major priority for all Chilean copper producers in the Atacama Desert.

Reducing fresh water use in the production of metals

Reducing Fresh Water Use In The Production Of Metals

Mar 30, 2014 consumption have been adopted are the application of desalination at BHPs Escondida mine Brantes amp Olivares, 2008 and the direct use of sea water at Antofagastas Esperanza mine ICMM, 2012. In both of these cases, the mineconcentrator are located in

BHP Billiton approves final piece of Escondida expansion

Bhp Billiton Approves Final Piece Of Escondida Expansion

Jul 04, 2016 Los Colorados was the first concentrator built at Escondida in 1990, but has been effectively shut down because it was sitting on a valuable ore body BHP wanted to mine.

Copper price rally resumes on Chile supply

Copper Price Rally Resumes On Chile Supply

May 17, 2021 Escondida, the worlds largest copper mine. Image courtesy of BHP. Copper price was up again on Monday, lifted by concerns of supply disruptions in Chile

BHP BILLITON PRESENTATION BUILDING MOMENTUM IN

Bhp Billiton Presentation Building Momentum In

Escondida the worlds leading copper mine . Building momentum in Base Metals, 27 June 2012 Slide 12 . 1. Escondida FY12 production is forecast to be marginally lower than FY11 with volumes weighted to the second half. BHP Billiton interest in Escondida is 57.5. Laguna Seca concentrator Los Colorados concentrator . Electrowinning plants ...

BHP Billiton Approves Escondida Water Supply Project BHP

Bhp Billiton Approves Escondida Water Supply Project Bhp

BHP Billiton Approves Escondida Water Supply Project 25 July 2013, 1000 AM BHP Billiton today approved an investment of US1,972 million BHP Billiton share to

Rio and BHP approve massive water investment at Escondida

Rio And Bhp Approve Massive Water Investment At Escondida

Jul 26, 2013 Rio said it will fund its investment through the companys share of Escondidas cash flows. The project will see the construction of a 2500 litre per second plant at the

BHP approves 2 billion Escondida water project

Bhp Approves 2 Billion Escondida Water Project

Jul 25, 2013 The more than 3.4 billion project will ensure continued water supply to Escondida, as water use increases upon completion of the 152,000 tonne per day OGP1 copper