Start of the project to eliminate mercury from the gold recovery process in two of the Company’s five bucket dredgers.
We started the Mining School for the Bajo Cauca region in Antioquia, an education initiative promoted by MINEROS and the Colombian National Apprenticeship Service (SENA, for the Spanish original) that aims to generate more opportunities for young people and adults in the region.
As part of the international expansion and acquisitions plan, MINEROS acquired 90% of the Nicaraguan company HEMCO S.A. with headquarters in Bonanza Municipality.
Acquisition of two new suction dredgers for alluvial mining for more efficient extraction of the mineral.
Signing of the Collective Work Agreement of MINEROS S.A., which will be in force until April 30, 2015.
Start of the RENOVA project, an investment in technology upgrades and continuous improvement of the Company’s processes, which consists of four sub-projects: SAP ERP, hosting infrastructure, communications infrastructure and IT project.
We started the IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) project with the aim of aligning the financial statements with the international standards.
Official delivery of the first stage of the “Bosques de Mineros” residential development, a housing project that will provide 214 decent housing solutions to families in El Bagre.
The Providencia I Hydroelectric Power Plant started its fifth power generation unit, which will produce 1.8 megawatts (MW) for a total energy supply of 9.1 MW.
We continued the construction of the Providencia III Hydroelectric Power Plant with a generation capacity of 10 MW, a double-circuit transmission line and its related substations.
The United Nations certified the Providencia I and Providencia III power plant projects as Clean Development Mechanisms (CDMs), which means that the entire power generation process in MINEROS meets the highest quality standards, respecting the environment.
Fundación Siembra Colombia awarded MINEROS S.A. with the 2013 Sustainable Colombia Environmental Responsibility Award for its River Turtle Conservation and Management program that it implements in the lower basin of the Nechí River (Bajo Cauca region of Antioquia).
Fundación Siembra Colombia made a special acknowledgement of the environmental management by MINEROS S.A. with the Gold 2013 Sustainable Management Award.
MINEROS signed an employment partnership with the SENA, which reinforces its commitment to continue supporting apprentices through internships and to consider them for the Company’s hiring processes.