BHP Escondida

Following the commissioning of the Escondida Water Supply project and ramp-up of the Los Colorados Concentrator in the September 2017 quarter, Escondida´s two open-cut mines feed three concentrator plants (which use grinding and flotation technologies to produce copper concentrate), as well as two leaching operations (oxide and sulphide).

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Escondida Organic Growth Project 1 - Bechtel

The new facility is the second desalination plant at Coloso and will ensure a reliable, sustainable source of water for three copper concentrators. Adding freshwater capacity is crucial to sustaining value for Escondida's production and growth strategy. For the Escondida Water Supply Project, we constructed: A new seawater desalination plant

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BHP opens Escondida Water Supply, the - im-mining

BHP opens Escondida Water Supply, the largest desalination plant in Latin America Posted by Paul Moore on 7th April 2018 In a ceremony which took place today at Puerto Coloso, Antofagasta, Minera Escondida inaugurated a 2,500-l/s desalination plant to supply the mine’s needs.

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escondida mine concentrator water supply

BHP Billiton BHP Billiton Approves Escondida Water Supply Project. 25 Jul 2013 The project will ensure continued water supply to Escondida, as water completion of the 152,000 tonne per day OGP1 copper concentrator. a reservoir at the mine site

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Escondida mega plant poised to produce water in March

Jan 25, 2017  Mining giant BHP Billiton has reported the "mechanical completion" of Escondida Water Supply project, Chile, with the first water expected in March 2017. The mega desalination plant project kicked off in 2013, with a view to increasing water supply at Escondida copper mine to support future

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Minera Escondida Copper Mine - fluor

Water supply originates from the 500-litre-per-second desalination plant constructed by Fluor at the Escondida port site in Coloso. Water is pumped through a 24-inch, 167-kilometer pipeline with four intermediate 12,000-horsepower pumping stations on the route from sea level at the port to an altitude of 3,200 meters at the mine site.

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Escondida Norte - Mining Atlas

Chile's Escondida, the world's biggest copper mine, said it is banking on a new $4.2-billion concentrator, its third, and $3-billion water desalination plant to counteract falling ore grades and help boost production over the coming years.

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BHP approves $2 billion Escondida water project - mining

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 concentrator

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BHP BHP Billiton Approves Escondida Water Supply Project

Jul 25, 2013  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 development of two pipelines, four high pressure pump stations, a reservoir at the mine site and

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Escondida Water Supply , Chile - bechtel

Escondida water desalination plant construction included a new seawater desalination plant that is linked to the Escondida mine site in the Andes by two 112-mile (180-kilometer), 42-inch (107-centimeter) diameter lined pipelines.

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BHP BHP Billiton Approves Escondida Water Supply Project

Jul 25, 2013  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 development of two pipelines, four high pressure pump stations, a reservoir at the mine site and

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BHP approves $2 billion Escondida water project - mining

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 concentrator

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Escondida Copper, Gold and Silver Mine, Atacama Desert

Escondida copper, gold and silver production. Production at the mine was cut back during the period 2003 on account of the weak world market conditions for copper. The partners in the project decided to mine lower-grade ores while maintaining the concentrator throughput, thus reducing the impact on per-ton-treated costs.

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Escondida Water Supply project - 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

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Escondida Phase IV Expansion - SEC.gov

Escondida Phase IV Expansion - November 2000 2 Escondida Phase IV Expansion - November 2000 7 The development concept of Escondida Norte involves mining, crushing, and conveying of the highest grade ore to one of the two sulphide concentrators and bioleaching of

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$2m desalination plant set for Escondida mine in Chile

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. In May 2011 Chilean mining company CAP signed a contract with Spanish firm Acciona Agua to build a 52,000 m3/day reverse osmosis desalination plant (see WWi story).

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Escondida mine, Chile - miningweekly

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

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Escondida Targets Growth Through Concentrator Expansion

Escondida, the world’s largest copper mine, is targeting a copper production increase from about 940,000 metric tons (mt) in 2016 to 1.2 million mt/y for 10 years following completion of a newly approved, $200 million expansion of its Los Colorados concentrator (one of three concentrators

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Black Veatch Client’s Sustainability Project will

The mining giant chose Black Veatch as the engineer of record to lead the design, procurement, project controls, resident engineering, pre-commissioning and commissioning for the marine s and desalination components of the Escondida Water Supply (EWS) project. Black Veatch also conducted the conceptual design, capital expenditure (CAPEX

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Antapaccay Copper Mine - Mining Technology Mining News

Antapaccay copper mine is located in the Yauri district of Espinar Province, southern Peru, at 4,100 metres above sea level. Xstrata acquired the Tintaya open pit mine, comprising of the Antapaccay and the Coroccohuayco deposits, from BHP Billiton in 2006. The Antapaccay deposit is situated approximately 10km from the Tintaya mine.

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Water Supply Project Earns Global Desalination Plant Honor

May 11, 2017  Water Supply Project Earns Global Desalination Plant Honor Black Veatch-designed desalination effort delivers clean water for world’s largest copper mine Recognizing its size and technical complexity, the Escondida Water Supply (EWS) project in Chile was selected Industrial Desalination Plant of the Year at the 2017 Global Water Summit.

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BHP Billiton Approves Escondida Water Supply Project in

Jul 26, 2013  The project, according to company officials, will ensure continued water supply to the Atacama Desert site, as water use increases upon completion of the 152,000 ton per day OGP1 copper concentrator. “Securing a sustainable water supply in the desert is a major priority for all Chilean copper producers,” said BHP Billiton Copper President

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Minera Escondida - Wikipedia

Minera Escondida (which means 'hidden' in Spanish) is a mining company that operates two open pit copper mines in the Atacama Desert, 170 km southeast of Antofagasta in northern Chile. It is currently the highest producing copper mine in the world.

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BHP Billiton approves final piece of Escondida expansion

The final piece of the puzzle needed to expand production at BHP Billiton's massive Escondida copper mine for the next decade is in place after the mining giant approved the expansion of a crucial

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Antapaccay Copper Mine - Mining Technology Mining News

Antapaccay copper mine is located in the Yauri district of Espinar Province, southern Peru, at 4,100 metres above sea level. Xstrata acquired the Tintaya open pit mine, comprising of the Antapaccay and the Coroccohuayco deposits, from BHP Billiton in 2006. The Antapaccay deposit is situated approximately 10km from the Tintaya mine.

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Water Supply Project Earns Global Desalination Plant Honor

May 11, 2017  Water Supply Project Earns Global Desalination Plant Honor Black Veatch-designed desalination effort delivers clean water for world’s largest copper mine Recognizing its size and technical complexity, the Escondida Water Supply (EWS) project in Chile was selected Industrial Desalination Plant of the Year at the 2017 Global Water Summit.

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BHP Billiton Approves Escondida Water Supply Project in

Jul 26, 2013  The project, according to company officials, will ensure continued water supply to the Atacama Desert site, as water use increases upon completion of the 152,000 ton per day OGP1 copper concentrator. “Securing a sustainable water supply in the desert is a major priority for all Chilean copper producers,” said BHP Billiton Copper President

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BHP Billiton approves final piece of Escondida expansion

The final piece of the puzzle needed to expand production at BHP Billiton's massive Escondida copper mine for the next decade is in place after the mining giant approved the expansion of a crucial

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Reducing fresh water use in the production of metals - Teck

Reducing fresh water use in the production of metals Robert Bruce and Tyler Seaman Teck Resources Limited, Canada ABSTRACT Water supply plays an important role in all mining ventures, particularly with projects in water scarce regions. A comprehensive water supply strategy for mining projects is important to ensure

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World's largest copper mine awards filtration contract - WWT

World's largest copper mine awards filtration contract procure and supply a pre-treatment filtration plant at a desalination project for the world's largest copper mine. The Escondida Water Supply Project in Chile's Atacama Desert comprises a £63M seawater desalination plant as part of a £2B expansion of the mine, which is operated by

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Escondida - Wikipedia

Escondida is a copper mine in the Atacama Desert in Antofagasta Region, Chile.The Escondida deposit is one of a cluster of porphyry coppers in an elongated area about 18 km north-south and 3 km east-west and is associated with the 600 km long West Fissure (Falla Oeste) system, which is in turn associated with most of the major Chilean porphyry deposits.

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BHP Billiton - macquarie.au

We note that running the three concentrators requires additional water supply which BHP is addressing with the development of a new 2,500lps desalination plant. The project, Escondida Water Supply (EWS), is now scheduled to be delivered in CY17 at a cost of US$3.4bn (BHP US$2.0bn).

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Escondida Water Supply Project Delivering sustainable water

Escondida Mine, the world’s largest copper mine. quantities of water for mineral processing and metal recovery. Water supply, and not mineral ore, is often the major constraint to mining production and development of projects, especially in Chile. Mining operations must have a reliable water

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Quellaveco Open Pit Copper Mine - fluor

In 2012, Anglo American reached an agreement with the Moquegua community on various aspects of the Quellaveco Open Pit Copper Mine project. This included the use of water; environment and social responsibility; and establishing a social fund to finance Moquegua projects.

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Partners approve new seawater desalination plant for

Partners approve new seawater desalination plant for Escondida Posted by Matrix on 26th July 2013 Rio Tinto has approved $1.03 billion (Rio Tinto share) for the construction of a new 2,500 litre/s seawater desalination facility to ensure continued water supply and sustain operations at the Escondida mine

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BHP and Rio Tinto to invest $3bn in water desalination

Global mining companies BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto will invest up to $3bn to develop a new seawater desalination plant to address the water supply needs of the Escondida mine project in Chile. BHP Billiton will invest $1.97bn and Rio Tinto $1.03bn through their respective shares in the Escondida

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Escondida - mining-atlas

Chile's Escondida, the world's biggest copper mine, said it is banking on a new $4.2-billion concentrator, its third, and $3-billion water desalination plant to counteract falling ore grades and help boost production over the coming years.

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Maldonado Gp - Project Manager proyecto EWSE - BHP LinkedIn

Superintendent Water, at Escondida Mine for supply water for process Plant. Responsibility for operations and maintenance for field well Monturaqui (23 well), Salar Punta Negra (48 well), Hamburgo y Dewatering Mine ( 52 well). Responsibility for maintenance tailings pumps and recovery water pumps.

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