About Us

We have been present on the main projects of relevant investment for the development of Chile since 1960, and the prestige we have reached allows us to have direct activities in Peru, Brazil, and Colombia

Sigdo Koppers S.A.

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Sigdo Koppers Ingeniería y Construcción is part of the corporate group of Chilean resources Sigdo Koppers S.A., provider of products and services for mining and industry through companies with positions of leadership in their respective fields.

What
defines
us

Purpose

At SK, Engineering and Construction, “we make critical infrastructure solutions a reality for a sustainable world”.
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To be the most prestigious regional company of engineering, construction, and project management.

Values

The behavior of each one of the people that work in SK must be the reflection of these values. No matter the country or place in which we operate, they are present in all our activities, decisions, and the projects we undertake.

RESPECT AND COMMITMENT

RESPECT AND COMMITMENT

We prioritize the health and safety of each person.

We protect the environment and community surrounding our operations.

We consider the dignity of everybody, mutual respect, and empathy as a base for working relationships.

INTEGRITY

INTEGRITY

We behave with honesty and transparency.

We respect the ethical practices in businesses.

CLIENT FOCUS

Construcción
y Montaje

CLIENT FOCUS

We build trust and long-term relationships.

We strive to understand your necessities, think from your point of view, and fulfill your expectations.

SUPERIOR QUALITY

SUPERIOR QUALITY

We do an excellent job and succeed on the first try.

We innovate to add value to the company and to our clients.

We use teamwork to reach outstanding goals.

RESPECT AND COMMITMENT

We prioritize the health and safety of each person.

We protect the environment and community surrounding our operations.

We consider the dignity of everybody, mutual respect, and empathy as a base for working relationships.

INTEGRITY

We behave with honesty and transparency.

We respect the ethical practices in businesses.

CLIENT FOCUS

We build trust and long-term relationships.

We strive to understand your necessities, think from your point of view, and fulfill your expectations.

SUPERIOR QUALITY

We do an excellent job and succeed on the first try.

We innovate to add value to the company and to our clients.

We use teamwork to reach outstanding goals.

Milestones

Sigdo Koppers Ingeniería y Construcción was founded in 1960 after the merging of the Chilean company Ingenieros Asociados Sigma Donoso and Koppers Co. from Pittsburg, USA.

2020

SKIC turns 60 years of trajectory in Chile

  • SKIC gets 1st place in the Chilean Mining Suppliers Ranking award, Phibrand, in the Construction and Erection category, for the second year in a row.
  • Execution of the replacement of the shiploader in Patache Port of Collahuasi in a 35 day record time with no incidents.
  • Allocation of the Salares Norte – FLUOR project, for the electromechanical construction and erection of the process plant from client Gold Fields mining company.
  • Acquisition of the first SPOT robot in Latin America, in the framework of the innovative process of industrialization and robotization.
  • Allocation of three EPC contracts: Loica and Codegua substations, Loica – Portezuelo transmission line, and the expansion of the Portezuelo substation by Colbún Transmission S.A. in relation to the 231/198 decree, previously assigned by the CEN.
  • Allocation of the first mining contract to SKIC Brazil, project of ball mils replacement to VALE..

2019

Inauguration of Chuquicamata Subterránea, Codelco's structural and strategic project, where ICSK participated in the engineering of laying, construction and assembly of 13 kilometers of conveyor belts and 26 kilometers of ST 10000 belt.

  • The Valdivia Pulp Textile Plant project began, the most relevant investment contract in the cellulose field at the time.
  • Inauguration of Chuquicamata Subterránea, Codelco's structural and strategic project.
  • Three years of SKIC operation in Brazil.
  • Award of two additional contracts with Continental Gold for SKIC Colombia.

2018

Chuquicamata Main Transportation System

  • Arauco allocated the Valdivia Pulp Textile Plant project to Engineering and Construction Sigdo Koppers, the most relevant investment contract in the cellulose field at the time.
  • The construction of the main datacenter of the region began.
  • The operations of the main underground transport system Chuquicamata and Andina mine transfer system for Codelco began.
  • SKIC Colombia is allocated its first mining contract in this country, Buritica project.
  • SBEI – SK is allocated more than 745 miles of transmission lines, added to the 932 miles that were in the works.
  • SKIC turns 20 years of trajectory in Peru.

2017

The company establishes an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

  • Restructuring of the company, to organize its activities in Chile and abroad, creating SKIC Group S.A.
  • The construction of 870 miles of high-power lines in the states of Pará, Tocantins, Goiás, Minas, and Sao Paulo in Brazil began.
  • The first project in Colombia, Termonorte Station 93 MW, is allocated.
  • The project LAT 500 kV Mejillones – Cardones and substations Los Changos and Cumbre is finalized, the most important project in the field of energy done by SKIC.
  • The construction and launch of the Escondida Water Supply (EWS) ends, the biggest seawater desalination plant of Latin America.
  • Office inauguration in Bogotá, Colombia and partnership with local business HL Engineers.

2016

SKIC acquires Engineering Dessau Chile S.A.

  • SKIC wins 1st place in the category “technical reliability” in the “Good Health and Safety Practices in the Workplace” contest by the Chilean Construction Chamber and the Security Mutual, because of its innovations and new practices of working at heights safety.
  • The company begins to operate in Brazil to execute energy transmission projects.

2015

The project EPC Transmission Line 500 kV Mejillones – Cardones began, with an extension of 372 miles

  • The project PTA Electromechanical Erection Mapocho – Module 4 is allocated, second phase of the Mapocho Sewage Treatment Plants.
  • Engineering and Construction SK signs an agreement with Associated Universities Inc., representative in Chile of the international consortium CCAT (Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope).
  • SKIC wins 1st place in the category “technical reliability” in the “Good Health and Safety Practices in the Workplace” contest.

2014

The EPC Transmission Line Cochrane - Encuentro projects is finalized

  • The sewage treatment area is resumed with the allocation of the “Second Phase of the PTAS Mapocho.

2013

The project Cochrane Thermoelectric Station began

  • Allocation of the Escondida Water Supply (EWS) project, construction of the biggest desalination plant in South America.

2012

BHP Billiton's mining project Organic Growth Project One (OGP1) begins in Minera Escondida

  • In the Ore Access project, the third consecutive movement of primary crushers is carried out for Minera Escondida

2011

The 520 MW Angamos Thermal Power Plant of AES GENER, built by ICSK for POSCO, is inaugurated, being the first large Thermal Power Plant put into commercial operation in the last 10 years

  • The Los Bronces project, one of the main mining investments made in Chile, ends.

2010

A record 15,000 workers are hired.

  • The Inter-American Federation of the Construction Industry highlights the company.

2009

Acquisition of a Manitowoc 18,000 crane, one of the most modern equipment with the highest load and lifting capacity on the market.

  • The company receives the Apolo award from Endesa for its commitment to occupational health and safety.

2008

Endesa Chile distingue a la empresa con Premio a la Excelencia, por la ejecución del proyecto EPC Central Termoeléctrica Quintero.

  • Endesa Chile distinguishes the company with the Excellence Award for the execution of the EPC Central Termoeléctrica Quintero project.

2007

Engineering and Construction Sigdo Koppers receives the Social Responsibility Award from the Chilean Chamber of Construction.

  • SK Capacitación S.A. starts its operations

2005

The construction of the Methanol Plant No. IV for Methanex, the largest complex of its kind, is completed.

  • Construction of the Nueva Aldea and Santa Fe pulp mills.

2002

The Escondida Phase 4 mining project concludes, which involved 12,000,000 direct Men's Hours.

1998

Start of operations in Peru, through the subsidiary SSK Montajes e Instalaciones.

1992

La Candelaria Concentrator Plant project begins, first contract of the BSK Consortium (Bechtel - Sigdo Koppers)

1986

Construction of the high voltage line Colbún - Alto Jahuel, the first 500 kV installed in Chile, 259 km long.

1985

Work on the Colbún and Machicura hydroelectric plants is completed.

1980

Work begins on Unit No. 12 of the Tocopilla Thermoelectric Plant.

1974

Configuration of company ownership around current drivers.

1971

Construction of the first maritime project of the company, the San Vicente Port.

1970

First Chilean company to carry out works for the Santiago Metro.

1964

Work begins on the second Huachipato Blast Furnace and the Concepción Oil Refinery.

1960

Engineering and Construction Sigdo Koppers S.A. was founded

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