Presentation on theme: "The Caserones Project October 2014 Mr. Héctor Sepúlveda O."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Caserones Project October 2014 Mr. Héctor Sepúlveda O. Services ManagerSCM Minera Lumina Copper Chile
2 Project location 15 km from the Argentinean border Caserones15 km from the Argentinean border2,000 to 4,600 m above sea level575 km North of Santiago162 km South-East of Copiapó414 km south of Antofagasta
3 Caserones Project Open Pit Owners Extraction Method Pan Pacific Copper %Mitsui Trading %Production CapacityConcentrate Cu (110 kt a 150 kt/yr)Concentrate Mo (3 kt/yr)Cathodes ( mil toneladas)Design Capacity– contractors employee (construction phase)2,000 employee (operación phase – 500 own and 1,500 thirds).Sttafing1.047 millions tons of sulfur ore with an average of 0,34% Cu, 126 ppm of Mo and 296 millions ton of leached ore with an average of 0,30% of Cut.ReservesOwnersConcentrate Cu (105 kt/day)Concentrate Mo (3 kt/yr)SX/EW Plant: (30 kt/yr)
4 Caserones Project US$ 4,2B. Investment Exploitation life 28 yrs.Exploitation lifeWater consumption48 months, starting in April 2010.Construcción PeriodSX/EW Plant: March 2013Concentrate Plan: July 2014Start-up518 lt/s.
5 Project progressMay2006PPC purchases the projectOct 21st2008EIS filedJan 13th2010EIS Approval2012Leaching started2033End of cathode production20131st Copper Cathode2010Construction begins2008 – 2009Feasibility2007 – 2008Prefeasibility2014Concentrator Start up2040End of concentrate production
6 Tough climate and geography WIND86 km/hMAX 2013TEMPERATURE- 18 ⁰C14,14 ⁰CMIN & MAX 2013SNOW380 cmTOTAL 2013MINIMUM WIND CHILL(31|07|2011)- 40 ⁰CPLATAFORMA 4392 CURVA NEGRANot even one flat m2
18 First Concentrate Shipment July 16th, 2014July 29th, 2014
19 MissionWhat we want to achieve ....Secure stable copper / moly supply, creating sustainable value for our owners and stakeholders:3,4 mtf Copper in concentrate449 ktf Copper cathodes 95 kt Molybdenum
20 Final RemarksIt´s been eight years of an on-going effort in an environment of extreme conditions with thousands of people working with a common objective: To design and built the Caserones project according to the highest social, environmental, safety, engineering and construction standards.It is an endeavour committed to a long term relationship with our stakeholders - community, workers, suppliers, contractors and owners - with reserves that will allow us to produce copper and molybdenum for at least 28 years through an efficient and sustainable operation.Successful transfer of a high altitude wetland
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