GPS registers 234 projects for an investment of $72 bn for the next five years

The Sustainable Project Management Office (GPS) cadastre registers 234 projects for an investment of $72 billion for the next five years. 40 projects entered the cadastre in 2020 which entail an investment of $11,413 million. 40% of the projects corresponds to the mining sector, 26.2% to Energy, 21% to infrastructure, 10.4% to real estate and 2.3% to industry.

Cochilco raises projection of 2021 copper price to $3.30 per pound

The state-run Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco) has raised its projections for the price of copper in 2021 to $3.30 per pound. Cochilco expects a copper deficit in the global market of 70,000 tonnes, representing an almost balanced market, while by 2022 it saw a surplus of 116,000 tonnes. Cochilco also projected a production volume of about 6 million tonnes for Chile in 2021, representing a year-on-year increase of 3.6%.

Blue Elephant & oEnergy team up to develop 119.5 MWp of solar farms in Chile

Blue Elephant Energy AG has teamed up with Chilean developer oEnergy Generacion Solar Distribuida SpA to develop, build and operate 119.5 MWp of small-scale solar farms in Chile. The partners expect to see these solar farms in operation in July 2021 and finalise the work on the entire portfolio by September 2022. Once online, the plants will operate under Chile’s framework for small-scale distributed generation, which entitles them to sell electricity at a regulated stabilised price.

Chile approved AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, 4 million doses to buy

Chile’s health regulator approved the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use among its population by a unanimous vote of its advisory board. Chile originally had a pre-deal to purchase 14.4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine but last week President Piñera said the country had eventually signed to buy 4 million doses. Chile’s health ministry declined to give further details on why Chile did not buy the original quantity agreed.