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Abengoa awarded the electromechanical assembly contract in Chile for the largest underground copper mine in the world

June 5, 2017

  • Abengoa is leader in the electromechanical assembly market in Chile with more than 30 years of experience

June 5, 2017 – Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by the National Copper Corporation of Chile (Codelco), the main copper supplier worldwide, to undertake the electromechanical assembly of the largest underground copper mine in the world, El Teniente Mine.

Abengoa will develop the project which is located in Chile’s sixth region, in the center of the country, east of the city of Rancagua and southeast of Santiago. The execution of the civil, mechanical and electrical works for the assembly of the main ventilation fan (called V55) is all included in the project, in addition to the instrumentation and control systems that are associated with the fan’s assembly.   

The project will entail the assembly of the fan’s 5 ventilation doors and the replacement access points, the disassembly of the present main ventilator fan (V-51), and the subsequent assembly of the new one. Further work will include: pipe fitting, pipelines, the laying of cables and the power supply, the connection of boards and transformers, and the assembly of safety connectors, lighting equipment and the instrumentation equipment associated with the doors and the main fan.

Obtaining this contract further consolidates Abengoa’s position as leader in Chile, where it has been operating for more than 30 years, and where it has developed significant electrical and electromechanical assembly projects in the mining sector.    Moreover, Abengoa has become leader in the transmission and power generation sector, having developed high voltage power projects in the country that totals more than 1,800 km of power lines –both 220 kV and 500 kV, and where it is presently building the first solar thermal plant in Latin America.

About Abengoa

Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM) applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from renewable resources, converting biomass into biofuels and producing drinking water from sea water.


About Codelco

Autonomous mining company, owned by the State of Chile and leading copper producer globally. A leading player in ore reserves worldwide, and considered to be a driver for development in Chile.

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