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ABOUT US

Our history

1995/96

Glencore acquires Prodeco (including Prodeco’s original port, the Calenturitas mine and the Cerrejón Central concession).

 

2004

operations start in the Calenturitas mine.

 

2005

Glencore acquires the Carbones de La Jagua mine.

 

2006 

Glencore acquires the Consorcio Minero Unido mine and 36% of the Colombian northern railway network concession granted to Fenoco S.A.

 

2007

Glencore acquires the Carbones El Tesoro mine, thus acquiring 100% of the La Jagua operation.


2008

the first coal train transport.

 

2009

construction of Puerto Nuevo starts in Ciénaga, Magdalena. 

 

2010

10 million tonnes of coal produced.


2011

14 million tonnes of coal produced.

 

2013

Puerto Nuevo  starts operations, using the direct loading system.

 

2014

19.5 million tonnes of coal produced.

 

2018

The Puerto Nuevo quality management system achieves ISO 9001 certification.

 

2019

Prodeco was the first company in Colombia to sign the purchase of carbon certificates to contribute mitigate climate change.

 

Relinquishment of the Mining Contracts

 

March 2020

Sanitary Emergency COVID-19 – Suspension of Mining Operations Force Majeure  (Care & Maintenance).
 

July 2020

Extended suspension request due to economic and technical reasons (structural International coal market affectation & judicial decisions that prevent development of mining plans).
 

September 2020

ANM (National Mining Agency) declines suspension request and Prodeco Group files reconsideration recourse.
 

December 2020

ANM confirms rejection of suspension request.
 

January 2021

Prodeco Group conducts technical and economic valuation of the projects – unviability is confirmes.
 

February 2021

Prodeco Group files relinquishments to mining contracts and starts process with ANLA to define environmental transition plan.
 

April-May 2021

ANM rejects relinquishments and Prodeco Group files reconsideration recourses.
 

August 2021

ANM confirms rejection of relinquishment of two small concession contracts.
 

September 2021

ANM accepts relinquishment of main mining contracts of Calenturitas and La Jagua mines and liquidation process begins.