Codelco resumes El Teniente expansion, expects full capacity in few months

State-run Chilean copper producer Codelco is resuming work at an expansion of its El Teniente division and the project should reach full capacity “in a couple of months,” its chief executive officer Octavio Araneda said on Thursday August 13.

The company idled works at the facility - in the central Bernardo O'Higgins region 100km south of the capital Santiago - in early July to contain Covid-19 from spreading among its employees. By the time August 6 arrived, Codelco had already started to plan a return working on the operations.

Chile had 380,034 confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Thursday August 13,...


Renato Rostás

August 14, 2020

16:00 GMT

São Paulo