Teck increasing QB2 workforce but still unclear when ops will return to normal, CEO says

May 13, 2020 / www.metalbulletin.com / Article Link

Teck Resources is starting to increase the number of workers active at its Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 (QB2) project in northern Chile but is still uncertain when it will be able to resume normal activities at the site.

Around 1,100 employees are now active at the project, according to Don Lindsay, chief executive officer of the Canada-based company, noting that employment at the site had dropped to 400 from 7,500 workers when it temporarily suspended operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic in mid-March.

"Our intention is to go to another phase of 2,500 employees shortly, then there's a phase after that of 4,000 employees, then 7,500 and ultimately the peak of 11,000," he told delegates...