DRA Global has been awarded the contract for the Feasibility Study for the Anglo American PLC Coarse Particle Recovery (CPR) plant on the Quellaveco project, currently in construction in the Moquegua region of Peru.
Quellaveco is first mine operation for Anglo American in Peru and will be one of the largest greenfield projects in the region, this project also benefits from its location in Peru’s most established copper producing region. Quellaveco is currently in construction with estimated ore reserves of 1.3 billion tonnes, containing approximately 7.5 million tonnes of copper. First copper concentrate is expected to be produced in 2022.
The Feasibility Study portion of the CPR project is expected to be completed by March 2020.
Pierre Julien, Executive Vice President of DRA Americas stated “Securing this strategic project strongly bolsters our ambitions and plans for growth in Peru, and we are excited to partner with Anglo American to ensure a positive outcome for this strategic project”