The Corporación de Bienes de Capital (CBC) distinguished Sigdo Koppers Ingeniería y Construcción (SKIC) with the CBC 2022 award, for the execution of the project “Replacement of Concentrate Loader Puerto Doña Inés de Collahuasi”. The entity that monitors and follows up investment projects in Chile, selected SKIC as the winner for being the project that best represented the “entrepreneurial spirit” of the companies in competition and an important investment work for the development of the country, through a significant contribution to sustainability, innovation and good practices for the industry and society as a whole.
With the execution of this project, SKIC marked a milestone in the industry after executing the Shiploader loader replacement maneuver without incident and in only 35 days, a record time according to international experience that establishes that it normally takes between four to five months for a similar job.
The logistics meant the maritime transfer, 65 kilometers from the project area, of all the equipment and structures considered for the operation, contemplating a methodology that minimizes the time of disassembly and its qualification in the framework of a plant shutdown as much as possible. narrowest possible. The excellent results, in time, quality and safety, allowed the Doña Inés de Collahuasi Mining Company to carry out all shipments of molybdenum concentrate and concentrate filtering from its Patache port, leaving aside the alternatives of Arica, Iquique and Antofagasta that used in the repair period.
SKIC has become a relevant player in the maritime works market. Proof of this is that, in addition to having successfully completed Collahuasi, it is currently participating in the execution of one of the most relevant maritime projects in the mining sector, Quebrada Blanca II. In addition to this, the company has acquired, among other maritime equipment, a Jack Up C9 platform, which allows it to develop port works with its own, modern and large-scale equipment.