Los Pelambres plants 207 hectares of native vegetation in Choapa

28 October 2020

The company has completed a species enrichment programme at the Monte Aranda Estate, one of the seven locations it protects and conserves Choapa’s ecosystems.

The Covid-19 crisis has drawn attention to our role in society

07 October 2020

Antofagasta CEO Iván Arriagada shares his thoughts on the state of the copper market, the outlook for Chile following recent social unrest, and the merits of maintaining operations during the recent peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pandemic liberates new digital paradigm

16 September 2020

Antofagasta Minerals is strengthening and speeding up the company’s digital transformation as measures taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrate the viability of certain technologies and remote working.

Switching to renewable energy

03 September 2020

Over the past few years, Antofagasta Minerals has gradually been renegotiating its power purchase agreements (PPAs), switching them from conventional sources –principally coal– to renewables.

Copper comes to the rescue

25 August 2020

It is no news that copper has antimicrobial properties. Ancient civilisations, from the Chinese to the Egyptians and the Aztecs, knew that. It was not by chance that, in Egyptian hieroglyphics, the same symbol meant both “life” and “copper”.

Valdivia railway station in Antofagasta to be restored

13 July 2020

Two years ago, the Antofagasta Group, through its Transport Division, began a restoration project at Valdivia Station, carrying out detailed assessments with specialists, such as Atisba and Cyparq, to determine what work was needed.

Antofagasta’s apprenticeship programme starts at Centinela

10 July 2020

109 students from the Antofagasta Region have begun their training to become truck operators and maintain mine equipment as part of Minera Centinela's 2020 Apprentice Programme. 104 of them are women.

Antofagasta creates $6m COVID-19 fund for communities

May 2020

Antofagasta plc has set up a $6 million fund to help communities near its operations in Chile to address the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).

MITIGATING WATER SHORTAGE IN THE CHOAPA VALLEY

April 2020

For mining operations, water is a critical input, not only because it is used in so many different processes, but also because of its potential to cause friction with neighbouring communities.