Asset Report

Paipote copper smelter

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The smelter is located near Copiapo in Chil and has a sulphur collection efficiency of ~87%. Paipote uses the Teniente converter smelting technology and has a concentrate capacity of 340kt/a and an anodic copper production capacity of 89kt/a. 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.

Table of contents

  • Summary
  • Key issues
  • Flowsheet
  • Feed preparation
  • Smelting process
  • Auxiliary plants

Tables and charts

This report includes 9 images and tables including:

  • Paipote Emission Intensity Quartile ranking - total global production - tonnes Cu
  • Detailed map

What's included

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    Paipote copper smelter

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