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07 November 2019

The company will carry out the engineering, construction and commissioning for the conversion and expansion of the copper sulfide processing plant at the Mantos Blancos concentrator

OHL awarded a new mining project in Chile for nearly 150 million euro

OHL has been awarded a new contract in Chile, worth close to 150 million euro, which includes engineering, construction and commissioning for the conversion and expansion of the copper sulfide processing plant at the Mantos Blancos concentrator, in Antofagasta. The project includes the revamping of the existing oxide line, the construction of part of a new sulfide line and the implementation of new equipment in the filtered and thickened flotation of the existing concentrator plant. The contract has been awarded by the mining company Mantos Copper, dedicated to the extraction and commercialization of copper, with a production close to 100 thousand tons of fine copper per year.

The initiative joins others developed by OHL in the country's mining sector. Highlights include contracts for the development of a copper treatment plant in the Ministro Hales Division; the expansion project of the Tranque Talabre, a tailings dam located in the Chilean city of Calama, or the works achieved in the world's largest underground copper deposit, the El Teniente mine, among others. In addition, the company has carried out crushing and rhyolite transport work at the Minera Escondida plant near Antofagasta.

In addition to contracts in the mining sector, OHL was recently awarded a new solar PV project valued at 70 million euro in Chile. The contract includes the construction of the solar photovoltaic  farm "La Huella" which will have an installed power of 89 megawatts (MW) and will serve the region of Coquimbo, in the north of the country.

Present in Chile since 1981

OHL's presence in Chile, where it has been operating since 1981, extends to other areas of activity such as transport infrastructures, where the company has recently been awarded the construction of the Third Lane project on Route 78. It has also built the Panquehue bypass, integrated in Route 60, one of the most important highways in the country, the construction of the Santiago-Los Vilos section of Route 5 and is currently participating in the construction of the Américo-Vespucio urban motorway (AVO 1). In the railway sector, OHL is responsible for the extension of the Santiago de Chile Metro Line 3.

In the area of hospital construction, the construction of the Curicó Hospital and the Gustavo Fricke Hospital in Viña del Mar, Valparaíso region, stand out. In addition to these initiatives, there are others in the field of singular construction, such as the construction of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Chile and the Criminality Laboratory of the Investigative Police of Chile (PDI).

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