Bechtel has opened the Bechtel Mining & Metals Innovation Center in Santiago, Chile, to lead the development of new technologies that boost productivity, promote environmental sustainability and improve worker safety for the copper industry.

Bechtel said the center is the result of an initiative begun three years ago by Bechtel’s Mining & Metals business unit to leverage the company’s construction expertise and copper concentrator design to achieve greater efficiencies in mining projects. The center will promote the latest processes and technologies that add value to Bechtel customers by increasing productivity from the early stages of studies to project delivery.
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