COVID-19 hitting Chile mining operations

Anglo American has decided to slow down operations at its Los Bronces and El Soldado copper mines, as well as the Chagres smelter – all in central Chile – for 12 days to reduce the COVID-19 contagion risk among workers, while state copper miner Codelco will reduce all operations to comply with the government’s state of catastrophe declaration.

Atlas Renewable will invest $450 mn in renewable plant in Chile

Atlas Renewable Energy, through Pleiades SA, presented an environmental impact declaration for a solar photovoltaic (PV) park with a planned capacity of 854 MW to be implemented in the Chilean region of Antofagasta. According to the data submitted to the Chilean environmental evaluation service (SEA), the company plans to invest $450 million to install the Parque Fotovoltaico Alfa Solar in the rural community of Maria Elena, Tocopilla province.