Our History
World class operations

In 2007 Aluminum Corporation of China (CHINALCO) created Mineria Chinalco Peru S.A. (Chinalco Peru) in order to construct, develop and operate the copper mega-project Toromocho.

The Toromocho Mining Unit has been the top world class copper mine that a Chinese company has executed and developed since the beginning of foreign operations.

Today, Chinalco Peru is one of China Copper’s most important companies and is absolutely the largest foreign company belonging to CHINALCO.

We invite you to read about the milestones that have led us to be the most important copper mine in the country:

  • 2008

    Chinalco President, Mr. Xiao Yaqing, announces the successful adquisition of the Toromocho Project.

  • 2011

    Official launch of Kingsmill Tunnel Water Treatment Plant operations.

  • 2013
    • Main chrusher start.
    • First entry of minerals into SAG mill.
    • Ex–president of Peru Mr. Ollanta Humala (left) and the ex–president of Aluminum Corporation of China, Mr. Xiong Weiping (right) announce the beginning of operational phase.
    • The stacker pours its first “spoonfull” into the stockpile.
  • 2014
    • Start of ball mill 2 operations.
    • First shipment of copper concentrate.
  • 2015

    Processing plant reaches its designated maximum production capacity

  • 2016

    Property titles are given to “Morocochanos”, the home owners of Nueva Morococha.

  • 2018

    On June 1st, the President of the Republic, Mr. Martin Vizcarra, and Dr. Ge Honglin, President of Aluminum Corporation of China, announce the start of construction of the Toromocho Mining Unit Plant expansion.

  • 2020

    Beginning of operational testing of the plant expansion’s SAG ball mill.