Züblin to Redevelop Chuquicamata Mine

Chuquicamata mineZüblin International, a subsidiary of publicly listed construction company STRABAG, has been awarded a €400 million ($444 million US) contract by Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer. The Chuquicamata Mine, located in northern Chile, will be transformed from the world’s largest open pit to an underground operation. The contract includes 63 km (39 miles) of tunnel excavation, 7 km (4.3 miles) of shafts and the transportation of 3.6 million tons of materials. Construction works will be finished in 2021.

“With this project, our subsidiary Züblin will expand its current presence with Codelco. Besides the Chuquicamata Mine we are also working on the El Teniente Mine and in the Andina Mine. Our many years of experience in the mining sector in Chile are very appreciated by our client,” explains Thomas Birtel, CEO of STRABAG SE.



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