Codelco awards Jacobs a contract for Chuquicamata acid plants

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc has received a contract from Codelco to provide engineering, procurement and field support services for the overhaul of acid plants at the Chuquicamata mine in northern Chile. Chuquicamata, an open-pit copper mine, is one of the oldest and largest in the world. The services will improve the mine’s safety and sustainability. Jacobs’ scope of services includes modifications to existing facilities to support the operation of two new double contact/double absorption acid plants.

“This award will help Codelco become safer and more sustainable, benefiting not only the company but also Chile and its people,” said Jacobs Senior Vice President Mining, Minerals and Specialty Chemicals Andrew Berryman. “We have a long history of providing support to Codelco and by utilizing our global experience and broad capabilities in mining we look forward to extending the life of Chuquicamata.”

The project is scheduled for completion in December of 2018.