MATSA is a modern and sustainable Spanish mining company which owns and operates three mines in the province of Huelva: Aguas Teñidas and Magdalena mines located in Almonaster la Real, and the Sotiel mine located in Calañas, in the province of Huelva.
MATSA is based in the Almonaster la Real municipality, in the north of the Iberian Pyrite Belt. This mining district extends over 250 km, and it has been a source of metals since Phoenician times over 2,500 years ago.
MATSA is a jointly-owned company by Mubadala Investment Company, a pioneering global investor, deploying capital with integrity and ingenuity to accelerate economic growth for the long-term benefit of Abu Dhabi, and by Trafigura, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading and logistics houses.
MATSA’s business consists of the exploration and extraction of mineral deposits as well as the processing of mineral ores at the company’s facilities situated in the Almonaster la Real municipality. The processing plant has a technical capacity to process between 4.4 million tonnes of copper and polymetallic ore each year. It is designed to operate 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
The mining method is based on the underground exploitation of primary and secondary stopes which are subsequently backfilled with a paste generated from the tailings exiting the process plant.
Through the three mining projects that are in operation, MATSA is currently the main driving engine in terms of employment and wealth generation in the area. As part of our commitment to local development, MATSA follows a concentric circles policy whereby priority is given to employing staff and suppliers from local communities.Expandir / Comprimir