Anglo American: Focus on copper finds in four regions of Peru

In an interview with the Mining Dialogues program of the Institute of Mining Engineers of Peru (IIMP), Diego Ortega, Anglo American’s vice president of corporate affairs and sustainability, announced that the company will focus on searching for copper in Peru.

“After four years of building Quellaveco – and last year focusing on running Quellaveco at full production – we can now begin to explore other opportunities,” the executive said.

In this context, he confirmed this Today they will focus on exploring Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Tacna and Huancavelica. That’s why Ortega pointed this out from Anglo-American They are in the process of applying for concessions.

“What we do with those areas is that We evaluate mining rightsto be able to start studying those areas and start studying potential prospects that might be interesting, But we still do not have a specific project in these areas.”Comment.

In this sense he made it clear Anglo American’s main interest in these areas is finding copper. “Our main interest is in copper because they are areas that have, in some cases, important operations and that certainly has some appeal to understand what those corridors are and what those opportunities might arise,” Ortega explained.

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Green hydrogen opportunities

On the other side, Ortega revealed that Anglo American is already using green hydrogen as renewable energy in its operations in South Africa, and the same is expected to happen at the Cuivalico mine. But the opportunity is still under study.

“Through the Peruvian Hydrogen Association in Peru and through our “Moquegua Crece” platform, We studied the entire south of Peru to understand the potential that exists for green hydrogen development. “We also have other studies, and some green hydrogen projects have already been implemented, especially in operations in South Africa,” explained Anglo American’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability.

He added that although the opportunity for its implementation is still under evaluation, The company stated that Peru has huge potential to explore these green hydrogen opportunities. As renewable energy.

Finally, he noted that one of Anglo American’s most ambitious goals is that by 2040 it must become a carbon neutral company.

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