Las palmeras mine

LAS PALMERAS MINE

To guarantee the supply of coal for the Gecelca 3 Power Plant, GECELCA owns the Las Palmeras coal mine, located in the municipality of Puerto Libertador, Cordoba.

The mine ensures the long-term availability of fuel for the generation of electricity, contributing to the reliability of the service provision, and managing the supply and price risks that may arise.

Located 33 kilometers from the GECELCA 3 Power Plant.

The mining title began in June 2008, with plate number JDF - 1600.

It has an environmental license approved by the Regional Autonomous Corporation of the Sinu and San Jorge Valleys (CVS) and authorization from the National Mining Agency (ANM).

Its initial production will be 600,000 tons of coal per year.

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The mining stage runs from June 2019 to June 2038, extendable for an additional 30 years.

PROGRESS OF THE MINING OPERATION

The mine will be developed using the open-pit mining method by the truck-and-shovel system.

Due to the low resistance of the rocks in the deposit, drilling and blasting with explosives will not be necessary.

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT

To preserve GECELCA’s environmental commitment, several activities have been carried out. These include: