Chuquicamata copper smelter
The Chuquicamata smelter is located near Calama in the Antofagasta region and has a concentrate treatment capacity to 1.65Mt/a and a 555kt/a anode production capacity. Flash furnace and Teniente converter smelting technologies are used but there are plans to shut down the latter in 2015 to comply with the environmental regulations. Wood Mackenzie’s asset reports are built from the bottom up, incorporating a number of granular data metrics to ultimately produce our industry standard cash operating costs. This report contains a detailed asset note giving you a holistic view of the asset, including an operational overview through to a timeline of events from inception to now. This qualitative analysis is supplemented by the associated Excel download which enables interrogation of a whole series of cost and production metrics over the life of the asset.