Züblin International, a subsidiary of publicly listed construction company STRABAG, has been awarded a € 400 million contract by Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer. The Chuquicamata Mine, located in northern Chile, will be transformed from the world’s largest open pit to an underground operation. The contract includes 63 km of tunnel excavation, 7 km of shafts and the transportation of 3.6 million tons of materials. Construction works will be finished in 2021. “With this project, our subsidiary ZÜBLIN will expand its current presence with Codelco. Besides the Chuquicamata Mine we are also working on the El Teniente Mine and in the Andina Mine. Our many years of experience in the mining sector in Chile are very appreciated by our client,” explains Thomas Birtel, CEO of STRABAG SE.
Stuttgart-based Ed. Züblin AG has about 14,000 employees and, with an annual output of over € 3 billion, is one of Germany’s leading construction companies. Since it was founded in 1898, ZÜBLIN has been successfully realising challenging construction projects in Germany and abroad and is the number one in the German building construction and civil engineering segment. The company’s range of services comprises all construction-related tasks – from civil engineering, bridge building and tunnelling to complex turnkey construction to structural timber engineering and public-private partnerships. ZÜBLIN attaches great importance to partnership-based cooperation, and our ZÜBLIN teamconcept has proved its value as a successful partnering model for more than 15 years now. Current construction projects of the company, a subsidiary of globally operating STRABAG SE, include the new Axel Springer building in Berlin, Messehalle 12 in Frankfurt and the Albabstieg Tunnel along the new Wendlingen–Ulm railway line. More information is available at www.zueblin.de