cerrejon, mining, coal

Colombia

We recently announced that we have signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Glencore to divest our 33.3 per cent interest in Cerrejón which owns, operates and markets one of the world’s largest open-cut energy coal mines in Colombia. 

In Colombia, we have an equal partnership with Anglo American and Glencore in Cerrejón, one of the world's largest open-cut energy mines, located in the La Guajira province of Colombia. We recently announced that we have signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Glencore to divest our 33.3 per cent interest in Cerrejón.

Cerrejón at a glance

Cerrejón is one of the world's largest open-cut export energy coal mines. We hold a one-third interest in Cerrejón, which also owns and operates integrated rail and port facilities. Coal is marketed through an independent company and is exported mainly to European, North American and South American customers. A minor proportion is exported to Asia.
2000We acquired our one-third interest in Cerrejón in 2000.
8,520people are employed at the site, 60% from the local area.
$US3mUS$3 million was invested in local health systems in 2020.
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Support through COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Cerrejón demonstrated commitment to La Guajira, investing efforts and human, technical, logistical, and economic resources to support the department in tackling this emergency. Since March of 2020, was invested around US$3M of the social investment resources on two work fronts: strengthening the healthcare sector and helping communities to comply with the quarantine.