Covid-19 creating 5-6 month schedule delay at QB2 project, Teck says

Teck Resources expects to return the workforce at its Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 (QB2) copper project in northern Chile to pre-Covid-19 levels by the end of October and anticipates a schedule delay of up to six months, the company said.

The project is ramping up with over 3,000 people currently on site, 4,000 expected by the end of July and 8,000 scheduled over the next three months, as conditions allow. Construction activities remain partially suspended, with overall project progress at 29%, the company added in its results report on Thursday July 23.
Employment at the site had dropped to 400 from 7,500 workers when it suspended operations in mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Based on our current ramp up schedule, which is subject to change based on conditions, we aim...


Andrea Hotter

July 23, 2020

13:58 GMT

New York