Antofagasta Minerals is one of the largest private mining companies in Chile, producing and selling copper and other minerals around the world.
Raul Romero works as a mechanical civil engineer for Antofagasta, and he implements large-scale mining projects for the company. One such mega project is valued at $6 billion, with very high complexity.
In this video, Romero explains that the integration of disciplines – electrical, piping, structural – under the same concept will eliminate interference. By utilizing Hexagon PPM solutions, Antofagasta was able to drastically decrease the shut down time, which saved $5 million.
“That kind of saving justifies any expense in this kind of planning,” he said.