Jacobs Engineering Group received a contract from the National Copper Corp. of Chile (Codelco) and world leader in copper production, to provide engineering services for an anticipated 200,000 metric tons per day (mt/d) copper mine in Chile. Officials estimate the total installed cost at $4.5 billion.

Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is providing engineering services for Phase II of the Radomiro Tomic (RT) sulfides mine and the new and independent concentrator facility. The conventional concentrator plant is expected to have two 40-ft SAG mills and four conventional ball mills; a 160-km desalinated water pipeline; booster stations; a desalination plant; a thickened tailings management facility; a 270-km concentrate transport pipeline; and power infrastructure.