Arauco Pty Ltd
ARAUCO is one of the leading forest companies in the world with plantations and facilities based in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
The products and services provided by ARAUCO’s forestry, wood pulp, sawn timber, panels, and energy business areas embody the company’s commitment to sustainable resources management. ARAUCO employs certified production processes that have minimal environmental impact to deliver a broad range of high quality products, meeting the needs of customers in more than 75 countries.
In 2009, ARAUCO established a sales office in Sydney to promote and sell ARAUCO’s lumber, millwork and panel products throughout Australia and New Zealand. www.arauco.cl
Calibre Global Pty Ltd
Calibre Global us an engineering services and project delivery company. We design and deliver mine, rail, and port materials handling projects for the resources and infrastructure sectors, in Australia and select international markets.
From concept development and determining projects feasibility to engineering design, project management, construction management, operational support, optimization of operating assets and integration of new technology, Calibre provides a comprehensive, sole-source project development solution.
We serve as Program Managers for our clients, often managing several related projects to deliver strong commercial and performance outcomes. This level of engagement reflects a high degree of trust and confidence in our ability to deliver.
We are right-sized – capable of undertaking the largest and most complex of projects, whilst retaining flexible to scale. Or scale and diverse project portfolio confirms this ability.
From sustaining capital works and operations upgrades to multi-billion dollar greenfield projects, Calibre provides a comprehensive, sole-source project delivery service. www.calibreglobal.com.au
Origin is the leading Australian integrated energy company, focused on gas exploration and production, power generation and energy retailing.
Origin is Australia’s largest energy retailer servicing 4.4 million electricity, natural gas and LPG customer accounts and has one of the country’s largest and most flexible generation portfolios with more than 5,310 MW of capacity, through either owned or contracted generation.
Origin’s growing presence in Chile includes a 51 per cent stake in leading hydroelectric development company Energia Austral, a 40 per cent stake of geothermal exploration company Energia Andina SA, and a regional office in Santiago.
In addition to its renewable energy portfolio in Chile, Origin has hydroelectric development opportunities in Papua New Guinea and geothermal opportunities and projects in Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. www.originenergy.com.au
PanAust Limited is a leading copper and gold producer in Southeast Asia and has a portfolio of organic growth projects in both commodities.
In March 2011, the Company acquired a majority interest in the Inca de Oro Copper-Gold Project in Chile from Codelco, the world’s largest copper company in South America.
PanAust’s key producing asset is the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation, which is located in Laos. PanAust is constructing the Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Project, 25 kilometres west of Phu Kham. Commissioning of Ban Houayxai is scheduled to commence in late 2011. In addition, the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Upgrade will increase ore processing rates from mid-2012.
Following a successful resource development drilling program in the northern part of the Lao Contract Area, PanAust has commenced scoping studies on the development concept for the Phonsavan Copper-Gold Project. In Thailand, PanAust is earning a majority interest in the Puthep Copper Project by completing a feasibility study.
PanAust shares are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:PNA) and the Company is a constituent of the benchmark S&P/ASX 100 Index. The Company’s head office is located in Brisbane, Australia. www.panaust.com.au
Duratray International is a specialist global supplier of high efficiency dump bodies for mining and quarry haul trucks. The major product-line offered is the unique Duratray rubber suspended dump body (SDB). The Duratray SDB provides benefits in terms of resistance to abrasion, reduced maintenance requirements - hence higher operational availability, significantly reduced carry-back with wet or sticky materials, lower shock and vibration to the truck and its operator, plus reduced noise levels during loading and discharge. In addition Duratray SDB’s are lighter in weight and have higher volumetric capacity than standard designs from haul truck manufacturers.
Duratray SDB’s are currently operating on haul trucks from 30 tonnes to 380 tonnes capacity and are enjoying increased levels of acceptance in large-scale mines for minerals such as copper, nickel, coal, bauxite, gold and iron ore. www.duratray.com
LAN Airlines offers more flights than any other carrier between Australia and South America, with daily, one-stop, services from Sydney to Santiago, Chile.
Beyond Santiago, LAN flies to almost 60 points in 10 South American countries, providing an extensive and growing network, frequent flights to key business destinations and, increasingly, locations for incentive and conference groups.
LAN’s flights from Australia are operated with long range Airbus A340-300 aircraft, seating 260 passengers in a two-class cabin – 218 in Economy Class and 42 in the spacious Premium Business Class, complete with 180 degree flat bed seats and a generous 74 inches of legroom.
A member of the global oneworld airline alliance, LAN works closely with partners including Qantas to enable passengers to earn and redeem frequent flyer points on each airline. LAN also was named “Best Airline in South America” in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 global Skytrax awards for airline excellence. www.lan.com
Headquartered in Brisbane, Xstrata Copper is one of the commodity business units within the major global diversified mining group Xstrata plc. Xstrata Copper is the fourth largest global copper producer with attributable mined production in 2010 of 913,500 tonnes of copper in cathodes and concentrates. The company is also one of the world’s largest producers of smelter and refined copper, including from third party materials.
In Chile, Xstrata Copper has a 44% share of Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi in Tarapacá Region and holds 100% of Lomas Bayas Mine and Altonorte Metallurgical Complex in Antofagasta Region.
The company is also developing the Energía Austral hydropower project in southern Chile and the bi-national El Pachón copper project located in Argentina’s San Province, 5 kilometres from the border with Chile. www.xstratacopper.com