By Kyle Morris

 

Antofagasta PLC said Monday that works on the Los Pelambres desalination plant project in Chile have been put on hold as a precautionary measure after sea swells overturned a construction platform on Aug. 15.

The mining company said that the Chilean environmental authority requested the suspension on Friday until the clean-up of the sunk equipment carrying fuel or lubricants is carried out to remove the rise of any environmental damage.

The severe sea swells overturned a construction platform, but there has been no significant environmental impact or damage to the works, Antofagasta said. The recovery of the lost equipment and materials is expected to be completed once weather conditions improve.

There has to date been no material impact to the expected completion date of the desalination plant project.

 

Write to Kyle Morris at kyle.morris@dowjones.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

September 12, 2022 02:37 ET (06:37 GMT)

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