The Capricorn Project increases the production capacity of its plant from 44,000 to 80,000 metric tons of lithium carbonate per year.
The desalination of seawater will allow this BHP mine to use this desalinated water for 100% of its operation. This will not only reduce its current costs, but also allow it to project more than 180,000 tonnes per year and a significant extension of its useful life.
Leaching has positioned itself as an innovative technology for the development of hydrometallurgical operations of mining clients. However, the road is still being travelled and studies on its applicability are part of the challenges for the future.
P&A developed basic engineering, trade-off analysis, design of RILES impulsion, analysis of hydrological scenarios, and the pitoneo system for dam repulping, among others.
P&A participated in the first phase of the project by updating the basic engineering, up to the first milestone corresponding to the definition of the main equipment.
The importance of this new terminal lies in the fact that from now on, all liquefied gas distributed in the north will be unloaded in Mejillones and not in Valparaíso.
The Project consisted of designing a brine preparation plant and introducing a leaching process with high chlorine content.
EPC project to build a secondary and tertiary crushing plant parallel to the existing line.