World pioneer pilot in the mini-plant in the tailings channel of El Teniente of Codelco2021-03-15T19:56:35+00:00

Área Urbana

Área Urbana

World pioneer pilot in the mini-plant in the tailings channel of El Teniente of Codelco

Shimin hired Ingenieros Emetres to develop the electrical engineering for the Mini-hydroelectric project in the tailings channel of El Teniente mining division of Codelco

The El Teniente copper mine began operations in 1905 and has more than 3,000 km of underground galleries, which makes it thelargest underground copper mine in the world. Its production in 2019 amounted to 459,744 tons of ore, being one of the 10 copper mines with more extraction in the world

Codelco (Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile – Chilean National Copper Corporation) is a state-owned company dedicated to copper mining, a field in which it is the largest company in the world. With seven mining divisions: Radomiro Tomic, Chuquicamata, Gabriela Mistral, Ministro Hales, Salvador, Andina and El Teniente, it holds 7% of global copper reserves.

The scope of the project was:

  • Technical specification of the 1.5 MVA generator
  • Technical specification of the power transformer of 0.69/13.8 kV-1.5 MVA
  • Technical specification of the container type electrical room
  • Technical specification of the fused disconnect isolator of 13.8 kV
  • Calculation report of insulators and minimum distances
  • LV and MV cable calculation reports
  • Single-line diagrams
  • Layout of equipment in the substation – plant and sections
  • Pipelines- plant and sections
  • Design criteria of the evacuation line of 13.8 kV
  • Layout of the evacuation line of 13.8 kV
  • Technical specifications of cable and hardware of the line of 13.8 kV