The contract is the third awarded in recent weeks to develop the US$2.46bn expansion of BHP's Spence mine in northern Chile.
BNamericas talked to Jânio Souza, the IT innovation manager of Brazilian mining giant Vale, about the recently inaugurated integrated operations center.
The president of Chile's private mining association said cooperation will be key for the midsize industry.
Three Canadian companies report output from gold, silver and copper assets in Mexico.
The Brazilian company will be traded under the name Nexa.
The value of shipments of iron ore pellets more than doubled.