Centinela copper mine, Chile

The Swedish Export Credit Agency (EKN) is considering a raw material guarantee for the Centinela copper mine, Chile. The project involves expansion of the mine and the port.

The project also includes pipeline delivering slurried mineral concentrate to the port and a water pipeline delivering raw seawater to the mining and processing facilities. The mine is located 1350 km north of Santiago 2000 m above sea level.

EKN has made a preliminary classification of the project as category A and conducts an environmental and social (E&S) due diligence of the project. The project’s preliminary key environmental and social risks relate to biodiversity and impact on local communities. The Environmental Impact Assessment of the project is available in the following link:

Environmental Impact Assessment >>

2018 update >>

EKN conducts Environmental and Social (E&S) due diligence of the project based on the ESIA. EKN is engaged in close dialogue with involved parties to ensure that risks are managed in line with international standards.

The information was published on EKN's website www.ekn.se on July 14, 2023. Comments on the project can be made within at least 30 days to info@ekn.se. This procedure is in accordance with the OECD Recommendation on Common Approaches for Export Credit Agencies (ECAs).

Web page last updated 14 Jul 2023