Selected project examples

Application of renewable energies for a mine in the Andes, Chile


The Chilean copper mining company Minera Escondida Ltda operates mines in the Andes mountain range in northern Chile with primarily copper extraction. The power supply of one of these mines that is not connected to the public grid is now to be switched to regenerative energy sources for which Fichtner develops an energy concept.

Our services

  • Comparative study on an international level
  • Assessment of wind, photovoltaics and concentrated solar power
  • Assessment of battery and other energy storage systems technologies
  • Indication of contribution to the electricity matrix and market trends
  • Development of a power supply concept on the basis of wind energy, PV solar and solar thermal


Minera Escondida Ltda, Antofagasta, Chile