South America

Where we have worked:


Redpath Experience: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela


In 1982, Redpath was first commissioned to sink the shaft at the Escondida mine in the Atacama Desert, 170 km SE of Antofagasta in Northern Chile. Since the mid 1980s, the company has successfully completed multiple projects in various South American countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Up until December 31st 2020, the South American underground mining and civil tunneling markets were serviced from the company’s Santiago base, Redpath Chilena.

A growing demand for vertical mechanical excavation has directed focus to blindhole and downream raiseboring services. Redpath’s reputation for safe, high quality work, has led to many excellent working relationships with clients in contract and sub-contracting roles. Past and present work for major clients in the mining industry has included Codelco, Lundin Mining, Glencore, Goldcorp, Barrick and Yamana Gold. Subcontracting work has been done in association with Geovita / Salfa, Mas Errazuriz, Aura Ingenieria, Astaldi, Zublin, Gardilcic and Accion-Ossa.

Redpath’s fleet of raise drills, the Redbore series, is designed and maintained in-house, allowing for responsive service and modification to suit client requirements. The low-profile design allows flexibility to fit in a wide variety of mine configurations, and packs higher capacity in a more efficient package.