Minera y Metalúrgica del Boleo (“MMB”), is a subsidiary of the Korean Consortium, which developed the mining facility.
A copper cathode electro-winning facility was also constructed, to plate copper from the electrolyte product of copper cathode solvent extraction. The processing facility and other facilities to produce cobalt metal and zinc sulfate monohydrate were completed in 2013.
The facilities will produce up to 62,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) copper cathode, 2,400 tpa cobalt cathode, and 37,000 tpa zinc sulfate monohydrate, and manganese.
At the beginning of the project, in discussions with the Client, the ICA Fluor team began developing a Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) site-specific plan. The team referenced best practices from Fluor's construction experience in Mexico and from global mining experience. The HSE document served the site well to the present time.