BHP says expanded Spence mine in Chile to hit full production within 12 months

Global miner BHP said it expected to hit full capacity production following the expansion of its Spence copper mine within 12 months and be producing 300,000 tonnes per year up until at least 2026. BHP has built a new, $2.46 billion concentrator plant that can process 95,000 tonnes of raw material per day, extending the useful life of facility in northern Chile by more than 50 years.

Michelin to invests $30 mn on new tyre recycling plant in Chile

Michelin has announced to invest in the construction of its first tyre recycling plant. The tyre manufacturer has invested $30 million for the construction of a new generation tyre recycling facility in Chile. Michelin has tied up with Swedish company Enviro which has developed a patented technology to recover black carbon, pyrolysis oil, steel and gas from end-of-life tyres.

Sonnedix completes construction of 170MW solar plant in Chile

Sonnedix, the global solar independent power producer, has completed the construction of one of its largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plants to date: the 170 MW Sonnedix Atacama, located in the Atacama Desert, Chile. Construction of the solar plant, located in the Atacama Desert in the commune of Pica, began in June 2019. On 30 January 2021, Sonnedix Atacama started injecting energy into the Chilean National Electric System.