Exciting developments are underway at Ero Copper’s Tucumã project, with construction progressing ahead of schedule. The company has successfully completed all earthworks and major foundation requirements, positioning them well for the next phase of the project.
Ero Copper CEO David Strang expressed confidence in the project’s progress, stating, “With over 70% of the physical work completed, critical infrastructure in place or nearing completion, and main equipment installations moving according to plan, we believe we have reached a major turning point for the project.”
The focus now is on executing the first phase of plant commissioning before year-end to ensure a successful ramp-up and the achievement of commercial production in the second half of 2024.
Once operational, the Tucumã project will join Ero Copper’s portfolio as the fourth copper-producing mine. Currently, the company’s portfolio includes the Caraíba operations in Bahia state, comprising the Pilar and Vermelhos underground mines, and the Surubim open pit mine.
In addition to copper, Ero Copper also mines precious metals through its Xavantina operations, which include an operating gold and silver mine in Mato Grosso.