Algorta Norte S.A. is a mining company founded in 2007 that specializes in the extraction and production of iodine, with its main plant located at the northwest of Baquedano in the Antofagasta Region, with an extraction area that covers 14.000 hectares. Algorta Norte’s investment projection adds up to 140 million dollars, and a production level of 4,000 tons per year.
Active Involvement in the Region's Development
Through it’s investment, Algorta Norte is actively involved in the growth and development of Antofagasta Region, generating a high employment capacity and benefits for the area and its inhabitants. Since it’s beginning, the project has considered the conservation of the environment as an important priority, showing special concern for the conservation of the natural diversity that surrounds it.
With the wide extension of its plant and an annual production of 4,000 tons of iodine, Algorta Norte is positioned as one of the main actors in the industry of this mineral.
The water used for Algorta Norte’s processes is extracted directly from the Pacific Ocean, thanks to the implementation of a system that takes it from its point of origin through the desert of Atacama and finally, to the plant.
The construction of Algorta Norte was done after a thorough inspection of the area, where a series of archaeological remains were identified, which were accordingly registered, catalogued and protected.
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