BHP has inaugurated a new copper concentrator in Spence which will allow the operation to be extended by 50 years. The project supports BHP's intention to continue growing in Chile while strengthening its global copper portfolio. The new plant was built with more than 12 thousand workers and total investment reached USD 2,460 million and has a throughput of 95,000 tonnes per day to produce copper concentrate and molybdenum concentrate. The new concentrator will enable the expansion of the life of the mine and for it to be part of the community in Chile for additional 50 years. On a technical level, water for the new concentrator is supplied by a desalination plant located in Mejillones, which allows Spence to operate exclusively with desalinated seawater today, and power for the concentrator is supplied exclusively from renewable sources.Added to this is the implementation of new flotation technology, which uses 60% less energy and occupies 50% less space than conventional plants. This will generate lower energy consumption and reduced emission of greenhouse gases. In addition, innovations at Spence include the implementation of a fleet of 5 drills and 33 autonomous trucks, which will allow progressing in the electrification of material handling processes.