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Owner Anglo American Chile Ltda

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Location Pedre de Valdivia 291
Providencia Santiago
Chile
Background 1958 - Peñarroya acquires the smelter, makes it part of the Compañía Minera Disputada de las Condes
1972 -
ENAMI (National Mining Corporation) purchases Disputada de Las Condes
1978 -
Exxon Minerals acquires majority interest in  Disputada de Las Condes
2002 - The company was acquired by Anglo American in late 2002 at a cost of US$1.3 billion.
Website www.angloamerican.co.uk
www.anglochile.cl
Plant Fundicion Chagres (Chagres Smelter)
Coordinates

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32º 48' 15" N, 70º 57' 18" W
Type of Plant Metallugical Metallurgical
Gas Source Copper
Reverberatory Furnace
Pierce-Smith Converters
Copper
Outokumpu Flash Furnace
Pierce-Smith Converters
- Flash Furnace Converters
Hot Gas Cleaning - Waste Heat Boiler - Hot ESP - (2) Fans - Mixing Chamber -
Wet Gas Cleaning - Quench - Venturi Scrubber (Fixed Throat) - Packed Gas Cooling Tower - Primary WESP - Secondary WESP - Mercury Removal
Plant Capacity 1972: 100 MTPD, 55,000 Nm3/h, 2.5% SO2
Revamp: 400 MTPD, 75,000 Nm3/h, 8.5% SO2
Original: 1125 MTPD
1994:1650 MTPD
1999: 1885 MTPD
SA/DA SA 3/1 DA
Status Dismantled and sold to ENAMI Operating
Year Built 1972 1993
Technology MECS MECS
Contractor - Simon-Carves FENCO
Equipment -
Blower No. 1
Supplier: KKK
Delivery Year:
Model: SFL 12a
Quantity: 1
Flow Rate: 47.3 m3/s
Pressure Rise: 559.5 mbar
Driver: Electric Motor
Blower No. 2
Supplier: KKK
Delivery Year:
Model: SFL 8a
Quantity: 1
Flow Rate: 19.25 m3/s
Pressure Rise: 662.6 mbar
Power: 1510 kW, Electric Motor
Remarks Portion of gases from reverberatory furnace were treated in a lime scrubber Lurgi gas cleaning system
Original capacity: 1125 MTPD
Expanded in 1994 to 1650 MTPD
1999: Plant converted to double absorption
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General Chagres Smelter Division

Located in Region V in the municipality of Catemu, 100 kilometers north of Santiago and at 400 meters above sea level.

The smelter’s productive process (copper concentrate fusion) is carried out using the modern Flash furnace, a technology known for its low emission levels, making the smelter an environmental leader in Chile’s mining industry.

In 2006 the Division produced 173,413 tonnes of copper anodes and 499,243 tonnes of sulfuric acid.

The Chagres Smelter Division has approximately 500 workers, including company employees and external contractors for operations and projects.

The Smelter Optimization project concluded successfully in 2006, enabling the division to boost copper production and reduce air emissions
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MTPD - Metric Tonne per Day           STPD - Short Ton per Day
MTPA - Metric Tonne per Annum      STPA - Short Ton per Annum
SA - Single Absorption
DA - Double Absorption
 

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