Sunday, May 28, 2023

CMP Manager addresses the challenges for sustainable mining that are associated with the development of the regions

Francisco Carvajal, from the University of Santiago de Chile, valued the opportunity to “share about our company’s sectors, climate change, global decarbonization and the role played by iron.”

Francisco Carvajal, general manager of Compañía Minera del Pacifico (CMP), was one of the speakers at the 4th URock meeting organized by the Mininova platform at the University of Santiago de Chile.The event served to publicize the experiences of CMP, Arrigoni Ambiental, Metso Outotec and former Mining Undersecretary Ivan Chouquelaff in creating sustainable mining that fuels the country’s development.

For example, Carvajal was invited to present his professional experience in mining and from there the work he had done in the CMP. “I am very pleased to share the ideas that our company has about the sectors, climate change, global decarbonization and the role of iron.”

He added that “creating synergies with other universities, students, professors and executives from other companies is undoubtedly an opportunity to continue improving.”

The executive highlighted the specifications of high-quality Chilean iron for the global decarbonization of steel, as it can be produced with magnets without chemical elements due to its electromagnetic properties, reducing energy use.

Similarly, he added that the idea of ​​mining from the area has prompted CMP to invest in decarbonizing its pellet plant in 2025, incorporate electric vehicles to transport passengers and works, and propose ecological reforestation of the site. Driven where the deposit has been built up. Filtered tailings with specific technology to manage surplus rock in a sustainable manner.

Finally, he commented on relevant indicators and projects that account for his link with the region, such as 40% of total purchases made from local suppliers, the award for Best Payer in the Industry and the fact that 97% Workers CMP reside in the areas where the company operates. He also highlighted the executive committee with an equal number of men and women and a project using hydroelectric buoys to prevent whales from colliding with ships in the future of Cruz Grande harbor.

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