Codelco restarts production at El Teniente copper mine in China

21 April 2016 (Last Updated April 21st, 2016 18:30)

Codelco has restarted production processes at its El Teniente copper mine in China after it was stopped for five days due to heavy rains.

Codelco has restarted production processes at its El Teniente copper mine in China after it was stopped for five days due to heavy rains.

Operations at the underground mine were halted due to problems with infrastructure access personnel and supplies, and interruption to transportation system mineral plants.

During heavy rains, the mine took all necessary measures to reduce any risk to workers and partner companies.

"The mine took all necessary measures to reduce any risk to workers and partner companies."

Codelco restored temporary access to the underground mine and restarted ore transport from the mine to the processing plants.

Grinding and concentration operations also began again as water became available.

The main electrical supply 50Hz is operating normally, while the 60Hz that supplies the Sewell plant was interrupted.

Anglo American also suspended mining activities at its Los Bronces copper mine and is currently normalising them.